The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has determined to let the One Day International and Test skipper, Misbah-Ul-Haq remain with the team in the United Arab Emirates despite being ruled out of the series with a hamstring gash while sending out a message that he will be the captain of the Pakistan in the World Cup.

A senior Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official told to media that the doctors have said he needs three to four weeks to recuperate from the hamstring injury. But they are determined to keep him with the team to be sure that there is no more debates over who will captain the team at the World Cup.

The official also added that the reason Misbah has been told to abide with the team is that so that Shahid Afridi or any other player do not get the incorrect ideas about who will do the captaincy in the World Cup.

The official said that in the past they have faced such problems because of some players believing they were contenders for the One Day International team captaincy that is why this time they have determined to keep Misbah with the team so that everyone knows “who is the man in-charge till the World Cup,”.

Exuberant all-rounder, Shahid Afridi has been named to lead the team in the remaining three One Day Internationals against New Zealand after Misbah picked up the hamstring injury in the 2nd match.

Shahid led the team to a thumping win in the 3rd match on Sunday, himself scoring a rapid-fire half ton.

The official stated that they wanted to make it clear that Misbah is the skipper for the World Cup and if he is fit he will lead the side. They also want him to be convoluted in the selection process till the World Cup.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has a policy of returning back players from tours who pick up injuries for rehabilitation at the national cricket academy in Lahore but for Misbah they have made a deviation to the rule.

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