London [UK], January 11 (Indiaprix): Captain of the former Pakistan Cricket Team Misbah-ul-Haq is set to participate in Quaid-e-Azam Rating 2 tournament his home team, Faisalabad, before the Supreme Alliance of Pakistan (PSL).
The 44-year-old had led to a victory in the 2017 version of the competition and helped Faisalabad's team reach the country's leading first class tournament. Quaid-e-Azam trophy. But the team later lost six straight games after which they were transferred.
Misbah said that returning Faisalabad to Grade One is his greatest motivation to play in the competition, adding that their goal is to get a first-class tournament again. He also admitted that the tournament would help him prepare PSL.
"My biggest motivation is to help Faisalabad return to the first place in his grade. We were lowered last season and our goal is to get the first-class cricket we can try to do in our area," ESPNcricinfo mentioned Misbah, as they say.
"Such events also offer the opportunity to work with younger players, spend time with them to work the game and pass on their experiences. The tournament should help me prepare PSL, "he added.
Misbah, who announced that she will retire from international cricket in 2017, has been quite active in domestic cricket. Always and again he has turned to the domestic cricket to improve his game.
At the same time, the opening ceremony of Pakistan Ahmed Shehzad, which was handed over to a four-month ban on violating doping rules, also plays in the tournament.
Shehzad said he was focusing on hard work and improving the game. Although it is confirmed that the second class is a forum where many players come out, the right-hand bat said he was expecting to be able to produce the best.
"The last few months were very hard for me, I missed cricket, especially as sports is my passion for my childhood and an integral part of my life," Shehzad said.
"I'm more focused than ever, and I have worked hard to improve my way of thinking and other aspects of the game. I'm really looking forward to represent the Faisalabad. Grade 2 is a platform from which many players have risen and I am eager to provide the best of my ability my team," he added.
Pakistan Super League has been held on 14 February in the UAE. (I-ALPHA)