LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan, finally, announced that current West Indies tour will be the last for Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
Speaking to journalists at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the PCB chairman said he had not spoken to Misbah on the matter, but believed that the four-match West Indies series will be his last one.
Speculation on Misbah’s retirement had been triggered by Pakistan’s disastrous tours of Australia and New Zealand.
“No discussions or talks have been held with Misbah regarding his retirement. However, a consensus has been reached that the test matches against West Indies will be his last series,” the chairman said.
In January, it was announced that senior batsman Azhar Ali would be appointed Test captain after Misbah’s retirement as part of “radical changes” required in the national team.
In February, amid severe criticism from media following a whitewash in the Australia and New Zealand series, Misbah had asked the PCB for time to decide on his future.