Younus, Misbah 'unhappy' with iconic status snub in PSL

Former T20 captain Muhammad Hafeez has also been overlooked for the honour

Sports Desk December 17, 2015

Pakistan Test team’s senior and most reliable stalwarts Younus Khan and Misbahul Haq are reportedly unhappy for not being included in the “Icons” list in the players’ categories for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The PSL governing body honoured five players by including them in the 'Icons' list but Younus and Misbah did not make the cut. The five players honoured by PSL include Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson.

Younus, Misbah named Advisors on Cricket Affairs

Younus, who led Pakistan to the only World T20 title in 2009, found his name missing from the list. Meanwhile, Misbah did not make it into the “Icons” category even after being one of the most successful captains of the Pakistan team.

“They are not happy and indications are that they will convey to the board that if they are not given leadership positions in the PSL franchise teams they might skip it,” a source told the Press Trust of India.

Waqar should have been happy with my retirement: Younus Khan

“Pietersen is someone who has not been given this status in any other cricket league and is someone who has been sidelined by England for more than a year now,” he added.

Further, the source said, “On the other hand, Watson has retired from Australian team duty in comparison both Younis and Misbah remain active players at the Test level.”

Warming the bench in BPL was not easy, says Misbah

Younus has already expressed his desire to play a leading role in any of the five PSL teams.

“I would like to have a leadership position in the PSL, like say, being captain or mentor besides being a player,” said Younis.

Former T20 captain Muhammad Hafeez was also overlooked for the Icon category in the PSL.

Misbah guides Rangpur Riders to narrow win in BPL

Meanwhile, former Pakistan cricketer Sikander Bakht sparked controversy while speaking to a local news channel that Dean Jones, who has been appointed head coach of the Islamabad team, was dropped from the Australian team and forced to retire because the Cricket Australia suspected him of being involved in match-fixing.


Kamran Saeed | 7 years ago | Reply These children have shown the power of education, hope and peace.
Effy | 7 years ago | Reply Mishab is 41, but no one knows his real age and yunis doesnt deserve to be even in ODI's forget about T20's. I request both of the to show some maturity and retire now and save us this pain. Thanks
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Most Read