Misbah ul Haq, the former Pakistan captain, has decided to end his Pakistan Super League career. The 44-year-old was part of Islamabad United for all three seasons and also led the side during their maiden trophy triumph. The franchise released a statement on Wednesday (October 31) claiming Misbah won’t be part of PSL 4 and they are trying to accommodate him in an administrative role.
“Islamabad United has always greatly valued Misbah as a player, leader and a superb team player. As he transitions into his non-playing phase, we believe he can add a lot of value to Islamabad United as well as to Pakistan,” the statement read. “The franchise continues to discuss with him avenues which could provide him with a platform to pursue his next phase. These discussions continue and deserve the confidentiality which a senior player like him deserves.”
Misbah retired from international cricket last year but continued playing T20 and domestic cricket. However, after being named in PCB’s new cricket committee, the most successful Pakistan Test captain has decided to call time on his career and focus more on the country’s development in cricket.
Islamabad United have also appointed Saeed Ajmal as the assistant coach after Tauseef Ahmed resigned from that position.