Former Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq has decided that he will not take part as a player in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
According to Sources, the veteran right handed batsman — who helped United win titles in PSL season one and three — has decided to call his time as a player in the Pakistan’s premier T20 competition.
Misbah represented United in 26 matches during first three editions where he scored 381 runs at an average 25.40.
It will be interesting to see who will lead the franchise in season four as South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy, who led the side in the absence of Misbah in season three, has already announced that he will not take part in the tournament’s next edition.
Islamabad United reportedly want to bring the former Pakistan captain onboard as a mentor for the team, the sources added. The official announcement in this regard will be made once the deal is finalised.
The sources also informed that Tauseef Ahmed will no longer be part of the coaching staff, while former off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is likely to be added to the coaching staff.
The fourth edition of the tournament will start from February 14 next year. As many as eight matches including playoffs and final will be played in Lahore and Karachi.
Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq was named in the PCB Cricket Committee along with former Pakistan Head Coach Mohsin Hasan Khan while other members include former Pakistan captains Wasim Akram and former Women’s captain and selector Urooj Mumtaz.
The four-member committee will assist and advise PCB chairman in relation to plans for promotion and conduct of game at all levels.