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Islamabad United bid adieu to Misbah ul Haq

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Dec, 2020. 11:07 am
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Former captain Misbah ul Haq and two-time Pakistan Super League (PSL) winners Islamabad United have parted ways.

Misbah is currently serving as the head coach of the Pakistan national side which means he will have to bring an end to his year-long association with two-time PSL winners Islamabad United.

United, in a statement, said the decision was taken due to former captain and coach’s commitment with the national team and conflict of interest rules of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

The statement read, “Misbah had previously been the captain of the two Islamabad United teams that had won the PSL in 2016 and 2018. He was appointed as the Head Coach of Islamabad United in December 2019. Islamabad United would like to thank Misbah-ul-Haq for his association with the franchise and would like to wish him the best in his current role with the national side.”

“I obviously have an attachment to Islamabad United and the relationships that we have built over the past five years. But with back to back World T20s coming up I want to focus on the PSL from a purely neutral perspective,” Misbah said.

Misbah Ul Haq later in his tweet also thanked the franchise and wished good luck for the next season.

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