Misbah will retire after West Indies tour: PCB
New Delhi : Yet another Pakistani player has bow down before the board. Pakistan’s Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq is yet to announce if the tour to the West Indies will be his final one but PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan made it clear that the series will b his last.
"No discussions have been held with Misbah regarding his retirement. However, a consensus has been reached that the Test matches against West Indies will be his last series," he said
However, Misbah recently made it clear his wife and children still wanted him to carry on playing for Pakistan. He is the oldest player in the contemporary cricket.
Misbah, 42, has been under pressure since Pakistan were whitewashed in the Test series in New Zealand and Australia late last year to step down after a long and successful Test career as captain since late 2010.
Former captains and critics have been advising him to step down but he remains defiant in the face of criticism.
The PCB has already appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmad as the deputy to Misbah and he is expected to take over as Test captain after the series in West Indies.