‘I stand by my decision to retain Misbah-ul-Haq as captain until the World Cup’, says Najam Sethi

"The PCB chairman selects the selectors and the captains of the team"

“The PCB chairman selects the selectors and the captains of the team”

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has announced that batsman Misbah-ul-Haq will continue to captain the national team until the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

However, the PCB’s chief selector, Moin Khan, believes that ul-Haq is no longer fit to lead Pakistan.

“To be honest a change in captaincy was discussed,” Khan said. “We have to take a decision, with consensus with everyone within the PCB and the incoming head coach. Whoever is better for Pakistan will be the captain [for the World Cup].”

However, Sethi was quick to defend ul-Haq, saying: “According to the rules, the PCB chairman selects the selectors and the captains of the team, while the selectors select the teams.¬†Whatever be the personal view of the selectors regarding who should be the captain, I stand by my decision to retain Misbah-ul-Haq as captain until the World Cup.”

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