Players not distracted by fixing scandal


Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said that the team was not distracted by the news of Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif’s sentence in spot-fixing case by a London court. Misbah said the team was fully focused on their current series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Misbah, who replaced Butt as the captain since the Lord’s Test, has led the Test side admirably, ensuring that Pakistan went undefeated in series against South Africa, New Zealand and the West Indies. Pakistan lead the Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0 after two matches. “We have a good bunch of boys and everyone is focusing on his own performance. There’s a good spirit. We know each other well and that’s the key. The country’s name comes first, people come and go, every player needs to remember that,” he said.