Karachi:After axing him from the national team, Pakistan Cricket Board has now barred Misbah-ul-Haq from playing in Bangladesh and instead advised him to concentrate on playing domestic cricket.
Misbah had got an offer to play for a leading Bangladeshi team in their limited overs competition and had sought a clearance from the Cricket Board to play there.
Even though Misbah said that he had not got any response from the Board on his request but sources said PCB actually told him to play in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy instead of going abroad to play in a foreign league.
"It was a good offer but I myself feel that right now it is best for me to focus on playing in the Quaid Trophy and scoring runs so that I can fight myself back into the national team for the tour to Australia later this year," Misbah said.
Misbah, who scored a magnificent double hundred last week in the country's premier first class tournament, said he was working hard on regaining his place in the national side.
Most of the star players appeared in the first two rounds of the Quaid Trophy but in the latest round the top players are missing as the senior team has left for Abu Dhabi and Dubai for a one-day series against New Zealand and another Pakistan team is in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong sixes event.
Misbah, 35, said that playing in the Quaid trophy was keeping him active and fit for the coming challenges.
"It is my ambition to go and play in Australia and prove myself there in their tough conditions," he added.