Morne Morkel Resigns as Pakistan Cricket Team Bowling Coach

Mon Nov 13 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Morne Morkel has resigned from his position as the bowling coach of the Pakistan national men’s cricket team, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Monday. Morkel, the former South African fast bowler, joined the team on a six-month contract in June this year.

The decision comes on the heels of Pakistan’s disappointing exit from the ICC World Cup, where the team failed to secure a spot in the semi-finals for the second consecutive tournament. Pakistan faced setbacks, including a notable seven-wicket loss to India in Ahmedabad and an unexpected defeat to Afghanistan.

Morne Morkel’s First Assignment with Pakistan Cricket Team

Morkel’s first assignment with the team was during the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka. The PCB, in a press release, stated that Morkel’s replacement would be announced “in due course,” with Pakistan’s next challenge being a three-match Test series against Australia scheduled from December 14, 2023, to January 7, 2024, in Australia.

The resignation follows a recent shakeup in the management, as last month, Inzamamul Haq stepped down as the chief selector of the cricket team. This decision came amid media reports claiming that he had a stake in a player’s management company registered with the PCB.

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