Misbah will be playing in World Cup as captain, PCB confirms

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 1:16:18 by

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday announced that Misbahul Haq would play in the World Cup as the captain of the team.

“Misbah’s performance is very good, he has broken world records against teams such as Australia. He has always played,” he said firmly.

The PCB chairman, while addressing the media at the Women’s Cricket Championship in Lahore, also spoke about the suspect bowling action of all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and spinner Saeed Ajmal.

“We want both of them to play in the World Cup,” Shaharyar said. “They are going to Chennai, where both of them will undergo informal testing.”

He added that the PCB was hopeful of the two cricketers undergoing a formal test by the ICC as well.

“I am hopeful that they will pass the formal test, and when they pass, they will most definitely play [in the World Cup],” Shaharyar said.

In response to a question regarding Shahid Afridi’s retirement, Shaharyar said, “It is Shahid Afridi’s own decision [to retire]. It does not affect the World Cup.”
“He is a great cricketer and a great entertainer.

Malala Cup to take place next year: PCB chairman

Shaharyar , in regard to the Women’s Cricket Championship, congratulated the Lahore team on their improved standards.

“There has been a lot of improvement in their fielding, batting and bowling,” the PCB chairman said, adding that the Malala Cup, which was cancelled in the wake of the Peshawar tragedy, will take place next year.

In particular, he praised the wicket keeper of the girls’ team, “The wicket keeper was very good. She was as good as boys.”

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