Misbah Said The Acclaim Goes To The Players


DUBAI: Pakistan candid captain Misbah-ul Haq on Tuesday fatigued the charge for apathy the 2010 spot-fixing aspersion back his aggregation booty on England in the aboriginal of three Tests actuality abutting week.

The Pakistan captain got the aboriginal aftertaste of how the alternation -- the aboriginal amid the two countries back the aspersion -- will be apparent during his columnist appointment afterwards accession actuality on Monday.

The scandal, accompanying to the bowling of advised no-balls during the Lord's Test adjoin England, concluded in bastille agreement for again captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer.

When asked about the scandal, a visibly agitated Misbah said: "That's the past, we don't get into that. I am alone absorption on what we can do on the ground. I anticipate everybody knows in both teams that we aloof accept to balloon the past."

Since the scandal, the Pakistan Candid Board (PCB) has implemented a austere cipher of conduct for the players and alien anti-corruption courses for both all-embracing and calm cricketers.

Misbah said bribery in Pakistan candid was no added a concern.

"It's not an breadth of affair for me. Our breadth of affair is to comedy acceptable cricket, fair cricket, and that's what we can do," said Misbah, beneath whom Pakistan accept not absent a Test alternation back the spot-fixing scandal.

And back he replaced Shahid Afridi as one-day captain, Misbah has led Pakistan to wins over Ireland, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Misbah said the acclaim goes to the players.

"I anticipate the acclaim goes to the aggregation and all the players afterwards that difficult time," he said. "They aloof capital to aggregate their thoughts and prove to the apple that we are acceptable players, a acceptable team, and I anticipate they aloof accepted it.

"They are absolutely absorption on their candid and authoritative my job easier. The players are accessible to accord their hundred percent and we are anxious with the present and future, not about the past."

Misbah said the alternation adjoin England will be played in acceptable spirit.

"Our ambition is aloof to comedy candid in the accurate spirit ... acceptable relations, and comedy absolutely acceptable and adamantine cricket," he said.

Misbah additionally accepted his off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal, who took 50 Test wickets aftermost year.

"Ajmal is a accomplished bowler and has a lot of variations but we are not depending on him only," said Misbah of Ajmal, who has promised to use a abruptness commitment adjoin England.

"England will accept to analyze themselves. Let's see how England's batsmen accouterment it. That's a secret."

England, who becoming a hard-fought three-wicket win adjoin an ICC Combined IX actuality on Monday, booty on a PCB XI in addition three-day bold actuality from Wednesday.

The aboriginal Test starts on January 17. Both teams will additionally comedy four one-day and three Twenty20 internationals.

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