Pak team manager says no 'dog fight' between Misbah, Hafeez
Islamabad, Mar 9 : Pakistan cricket manager Naveed Akram Cheema has clarified that there is no rift between Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez and one-day, Test captain Misbahul Haq.
Cheema said it is a part of negative propaganda against the team and its members, which aims at demoralizing its confidence ahead of the one-day series after its success in T-20 match, the Express Tribune reports.
Pakistan will open its five ODI match series on March 10 with rest of the matches on March 15,17,21 and 24.
Cheema added it was unfortunate that some vested interests are propagating against the team by involving its players in a rift to stir controversies prior to its one-day series, adding the team is fully united and there is no rift between Hafeez or Misbah or any other player and all the players are looking to one-day series with renewed zeal.
Cheema further said giving air to unfounded rifts, incidents would serve no purpose as the players are focusing on the one-day games, which are challenging and there is no time to concentrate on issues, which are far from reality.
The team official said the team management is endeavouring to motivate the team for producing a better show to outshine South African opponents in the one-day matches.