Misbah ready to quit Pak captaincy

Published: Monday, June 20, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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Misbah ready to quit Pak captaincy

Karachi, June 1: Frequent change of captaincy is not new thing in Pakistan and current skipper Misbah-ul-Haq does not want to cling on it, saying he is ready to relinquish the job whenever his Cricket Board wants.

According to reports, Pakistan Cricket Board is mulling over appointing a vice-captain as it believes that Misbah may not continue playing international cricket till 2015 World Cup.

But, Misbah said he has no knowledge of any such move by the PCB but would be willing to step down from captaincy if his Board wants.

"I am not aware of any such plan within the PCB. It is the prerogative of the board to appoint any suitable captain for the team and I am ready to quit (captaincy) whenever the PCB deems it appropriate," he said.

37-year-old Misbah said he''s focussed firmly on the present and not looking too far ahead in terms of his place in the side or his captaincy.

"Frankly speaking, I have never thought whether my career will continue till the next World Cup (2015) as it''s too far to dwell. No one can predict even about tomorrow, while the next World Cup is four years away.

"Therefore it is better for me to concentrate on fitness and form in order to deliver my best performance for the team," he was quoted as saying by ''Dawn'' newspaper.


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