Misbah-ul-Haq will be playing for Faisalabad in Quaid-e-Azam Grade Two competition ahead of this year's edition of the Pakistan Super League kickstarting in UAE from February 14. This will be the second consecutive cricketing season that the former Pakistan captain will be participating at the domestic level for his home side.
Misbah, who retired from International cricket in 2017 and has since been active in the domestic circuit, wants to extend his playing career. He, in fact, played all the SNGPL List A and the four-day encounters last year.
The 44-year-old also denied an agreement to mentor Islamabad United ahead of the 2018 PSL, intimating that he wants to continue taking the field. Subsequently, Misbah was drafted in from the Diamond category by Peshawar Zalmi for the 2019 season.
"The biggest motivation for me is to help Faisalabad regain their Grade One spot. We were relegated last season and our aim is to qualify for first-class cricket again; this is what we can strive to do for our region," Misbah was quoted saying by ESPNcricinfo, "Such events also provide an opportunity to work with younger players, to spend time with them to work on their game and transfer experience. On a personal note, the tournament should help me prepare for the PSL."
One of the most successful captains for his country, Misbah led Faisalabad to a win in 2017 in the Grade Two tournament and helped them qualify for the premier first-class competition Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.