74th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra80229286942849 Tamil Nadu2869415762235 Delhi2633410315708 Gujarat19119130111190 Rajasthan100847359218 Uttar Pradesh97335648257 Madhya Pradesh89965878384 West Bengal73032912366 Karnataka4835169357 Bihar4598223329 Andhra Pradesh4250256573 Haryana3597120924 Telangana32901627113 Jammu and Kashmir3142104835 Odisha247814819 Punjab2415204347 Assam19894434 Kerala170071215 Uttarakhand115328610 Jharkhand7642975 Chhatisgarh6781892 Tripura6221730 Himachal Pradesh3691636 Chandigarh3022225 Goa126570 Manipur124110 Puducherry90330 Nagaland8000 Arunachal Pradesh3710 Meghalaya33131 Mizoram1710 Sikkim200
Sports Cricket 31 Mar 2020 Misbah-ul-Haq calls ...

Misbah-ul-Haq calls for uniform policy to deal with corrupt cricketers

Published Mar 31, 2020, 5:53 pm IST
Updated Mar 31, 2020, 5:53 pm IST
The coach also indicated that Muhammad Hafeez may not be in the team's future plans in ODIs
Pakistan cricket's chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq. AFP Photo
 Pakistan cricket's chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq. AFP Photo

Karachi: Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq on Tuesday demanded a clear policy in dealing with players who are found guilty of corruption at any level.

However, the former Test captain also didn't agree with the public comments made by Muhammad Hafeez, who feels tainted players should not be allowed back into the national team.


"It is my personal opinion that as a player you shouldn't express your opinion. It's the job of ICC and PCB who have the authority on these matters and they take decisions as per existing law," he said in a video interaction with the print media.

He advised Hafeez to avoid making comments because as a player one has to share the dressing room with others.

"It is good that the PCB CEO Wasim Khan has had a long talk with Hafeez on this issue and heard the player's ideas as well."

Asked about Hafeez's suggestion that a clause should be put into the players’ contracts on the issue of action on a player found guilty of corruption, Misbah said that there should be a unanimous law for all players.

"But we have to take into account many things like a player's education and his understanding of his position and situation and his decision making ability. In most cases we have seen are about players failing to report any approaches to them."

Misbah said players like Umar Akmal tended to take things lightly and landed in trouble.

Misbah also indicated that Hafeez may not be in the team's future plans in the ODI format. "We will have to see whether Hafeez would be playing in the 2023 World Cup because you have to start planning much ahead for a World Cup."

Location: Pakistan, Sindh, Karachi