Competition will be tough, says Misbah-ul-Haq after applying for Pakistan head coach job

first_img Next Competition will be tough, says Misbah-ul-Haq after applying for Pakistan head coach jobThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) this month decided not to renew head coach Mickey Arthur’s contract following the team’s failure to reach the World Cup semi-finals.advertisement Press Trust of India LahoreAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 17:22 IST Reuters PhotoFormer Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has stepped down from the PCB Cricket Committee after joining the race for the position of national team’s head coach.After days of speculation that Misbah would be appointed head coach cum chief selector, the 44-year-old on Monday confirmed he was applying for the head coach job the deadline for which ended on Monday.”It has been interesting to see my name being mentioned as a future head coach of the Pakistan cricket team, but the fact is I only made the decision today,” Misbah said in a statement.”I am applying for the head coach’s role fully aware that the competition will be tough as I envisage there will be a few more very competent and highly qualified people applying for one of the most challenging jobs in the game.”According to insiders, the PCB has not received applications from any high profile foreign coaches as yet with the best-known name being former Australian batsman Dean Jones.Former captain Waqar Younis has applied for the post of bowling coach and said he had thought about submitting his resume for the head coach but with Misbah in the race he would prefer to work as bowling coach.The change of mind for Misbah came after he met with the PCB Director International Cricket Zakir Khan following which the PCB announced he was stepping down as a member of the Cricket Committee which recommended not renewing the contracts of former head coach Mickey Arthur and his support staff after the World Cup.advertisementThe PCB had advertised for the post of the head coach and support staff on August 9 and wants to announce the new team management by early September so that it can start work for the upcoming limited over series against Sri Lanka at home from September 25.The PCB on Monday announced that former Test batsman Ejaz Ahmed will be the new head coach of the under-19 team.Ejaz was chosen from among a shortlist of candidates that included former players Saqlain Mushtaq, Kabir Khan, Atiq Uz Zaman, and Shahid Nazir.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Misbah-Ul-HaqFollow Pakistan head coachFollow Pakistan cricket teamlast_img read more

Two men sought for multiple break and enters in Milton

Anyone with information about this crime or who can identify the suspects are asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Brewster of the Milton Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2428. Halton police are looking for two men who are accused of breaking into a Milton building supply company on four different occasions.Police say a business on Holgate Crescent was broken into on June 23, June 24, July 1 and July 2 between 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.The thieves cut a hole in the chain link fence to gain entry and stole roofing underlay and other roofing materials. The first suspect is described as tall, thin, with black hair tied in a bun. He was wearing a black scarf over his face, a black t-shirt, black pants and black shoes with white soles. Police say a second man was involved but do not have a description. The suspects used two vehicles, a blue, 4-door Mazda 3 and a white Ford Econoline van during the break ins. read more

Russian model who was victim of Salisbury poisoning scare claims Putins henchmen

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police cordon off the restaurant in Salisbury Police cordon off the restaurant in Salisbury on Sunday nightCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty Theresa May has accused Russia of being behind the Novichok nerve agent attack on Col Skripal, 67, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33.Prezzo was closed until recently due to the death of Dawn Sturgess, 44, who died after being exposed to the nerve agent. A Russian model who claims she was one of two people who fell ill at a Salisbury restaurant says she was targeted by assassins sent by Vladimir Putin.Anna Shapiro, 30, reportedly became violently ill at a Prezzo restuarant in the city on Sunday night, sparking fears of another nerve agent attack following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.Wiltshire Police said two people were not exposed to “any kind of nerve agent” and enquiries are ongoing.But The Sun reported security sources suggesting their illness may have been caused by a suspected rat poison attack. Ms Shapiro, who says her father was a “general in the Russian army who played for the military orchestra”, claimed her husband Alex King, 42, collapsed in the toilet of the restaurant and was “foaming at the mouth”. He remains in hospital. Police are not linking their illness to the recent poisonings in Salisbury and Amesbury. She said she may have been targeted because she has renounced the Russian president.She told The Sun she believes the Russians think she’s a British spy, adding: “I was targeted by Putin’s henchmen. They want me dead as I oppose Putin and have turned my back on my country. Russia is capable of anything.”Officers in bio-hazard suits evacuated nearby restaurants and pubs after the incident on Sunday. read more