Lahore, Jan 7(ANI): Pakistan’s cricket captain Misbah-ul- Haq has expressed confidence that his team will achieve more successes in 2012 after putting the spot-fixing scandal behind and winning four Test series last year.
“Through hard work of all the players we had a good 2011 and I hope that this team will have more success in the New Year,” The Daily Times quoted Misbah, as saying at a reception held to honour his team.
“I think this success was due to the fact that all 15 players in the squad fulfilled their responsibilities and I am sure they will carry on the good work in the New Year,” he added.
His statement comes ahead of the cricket series against top- ranked Test team England in the United Arab Emirates.
“I am sure the boys will do the same hard work, show responsibility and play to their potential against England who are the best Test team at the moment,” Misbah said.
Pakistan Cricket Board chairperson Zaka Ashraf praised the team and announced a cash award of 300,000 rupees for each of the 15 players and 100,000 rupees for the support staff. (ANI)