The former Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah ul Haq, has stepped down as the chief selector of the Pakistan team but he will continue to be the coach of the national side. 

Pakistani cricketer had served in dual capacity since his appointment September 2019. Misbah said "he took the decision based on Pakistan's workload in the next two years, stressing that he wanted to focus more on his role as a head coach".

In 2015, Misbah announced his retirement from limited overs cricket. He continued to play Test cricket for a few years. On 4 April 2017, Misbah announced his retirement from all international cricket as well after the conclusion of West Indies tour. He retired from all formats of international cricket on 14 May 2017. He donned the dual hat of chief selector and head coach in the 2019 season and he had mixed success. In the tour to Australia in 2019, Pakistan were whitewashed 2-0 for the fifth consecutive time Down Under as they lost their 14th consecutive Test in Australia. At that time in 2019, there was no code of ethics in place.

However, in 2020 and with many questions raised on the conflict of interest situation, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) instituted a new code of ethics to remove issues arising from conflict of interest. In Misbah's case, the conflict of interest was of him being selector and coach of the men's side.