Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria on Friday pledged his international future to Pakistan after it was reported he was considering playing for the English national side.
"I didn't say that I wanted to stay over here and qualify to play for England. I still want to play for Pakistan," Kaneria told the official website of Essex, his English county side.
"If Pakistan didn't select me for three or four years in a row, only then would I consider coming here permanently."
The 27-year-old spinner has taken 220 wickets in 51 Test matches.
"My priority is with Pakistan for as long as they need me in Test cricket. In fact, I am always there for them in any form of the game - Pakistan has given me the name to be playing cricket in England."