Karachi: Former captain, Shoaib Malik has rubbed the Pakistan cricket authorities the wrong way with a hard hitting interview in which he advised the PCB to speak to captain Misbah-ul-Haq and seek clarity on his future plans.
"The PCB should be speaking with Misbah-ul-Haq about his plans for the future and ask him how long he wishes to carry on in international cricket," Malik told the Pakpassion.net website. "There has to be some clarity and dialogue between the Board and Misbah on his future as only then can a successor be groomed," he added.
He also spoke about having consistency in the selection of captains by the board. "Also the captain has to be given a decent amount of time to impose himself and his ideas on his players. Give the captain two or three years at least and give him clear goals and targets so there is no ambiguity and ill feeling if that captain has to be replaced at the end of those two to three years," Malik said.