Islamabad United head coach, Misbah ul Haq, no more will be rendering his services to the franchise as his already expired contract as the head coach will not be renewed.
Misbah had previously been the captain of Islamabad as the franchise won two editions in 2016 and 2018. Later, he was appointed as the head coach for the PSL 2019.
The franchise has wished him the best in his current role with the National side. Ali Naqvi, the owner of the franchise said,
“Misbah has been an integral part of Islamabad United since being picked in the draft of the PSL season 1 in December 2015 and has been instrumental in making us the most successful team of the PSL. ISLU will miss his experience, guidance, and wisdom but we respect the constraints of PCB’s new rules and his commitments to the national side. We wish him the best in his professional as well as personal life.”
Misbah ul Haq said, “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. For anyone involved in Pakistan Cricket their national commitments should always be the priority, and for that, I believe I will have to sacrifice my franchise commitments. I wish the best of luck to Islamabad United for PSL 6. and the foundation we have built-in that franchise will hopefully be a ladder to success from them for this year and future PSL’s to come.”
Islamabad United part ways with Misbah ul Haq
#ISLU will not be renewing @captainmisbahpk’s already expired head coach contract given his commitments with the National team. We thank him for his great contribution to ISLU. We wish him the very best of luck with the 🇵🇰 National Team.— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) December 24, 2020
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