Misbah takes u-turn, will play in PSL 2019
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has decided to change his decision of taking retirement from PSL and ruled out of becoming the of mentor of Islamabad United.
Misbah, who announced last month that will not play in PSL anymore now decided to change his mind, according to the franchise. And he is likely to be part of Peshawar Zalmi in the Gold category.
The franchise revealed that they reached to an agreement with the former Pakistan captain to be the mentor of the team, but in the end he decided to change his mind and said that he will play for the side. But the franchise didn’t agree to keep him in the team and as a result, he is now set to part ways with Islamabad.
The franchise said:
“Islamabad United, the winners of the inaugural HBL PSL and the defending PSL champions, would like to update our fans that Misbah-ul-Haq might not be a part of the franchise in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League, due to a late change of decision.
In the weeks leading up to the draft, Islamabad United had reached an agreement with Misbah-ul-Haq regarding his appointment as the mentor of the franchise for PSL 4 and the editions going forward. This is in line with ISLU’s ethos of developing and nurturing not only emerging players but also senior players as they move to the next phase of their careers. ISLU was hence delighted to receive the written confirmation to this affect.”
The six PSL franchises will gather in Islamabad to pick players and complete their squads ahead of the 2019 season on 20th November.