Misbah-ul-Haq has raised concerns over the deteriorating condition of cricket in the Pakistan
Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan’s test captain expressed his concern over the future of Pakistan cricket as the country has not hosted a single tournament since 2009 and has barred the short Zimbabwe series in 2015.
Pakistan have played 151 Tests in their country but failed to host a single match in the country since the Lahore Test in 2009, which was abandoned after the attack on the Sri Lanka team bus. The Pakistan cricket team has been playing their home matches in the United Arab Emirates since then.
With England all set to play their 500th Test at home, Misbah was asked about the situation of cricket in Pakistan. “The interest of the youth is really losing out to other sports,” Misbah said on Tuesday ahead of the third Test against England. “It’s one area where you can say we are really unlucky and we want international cricket back in Pakistan, just to help our youngsters and just to help cricket in Pakistan.
“If you are not watching the heroes and the top stars in the world in the grounds and you are not meeting them… That could be a big attraction for them to play cricket. Without that, it’s really difficult for the Pakistan Cricket Board and it can really hurt them financially also.”