MCC awards Misbah-ul-Haq honorary life membership

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London: Former Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq was honoured with Honorary Life Membership by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for his services to the game.

Misbah was presented with the membership at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground during the rain-interrupted match between Afghanistan and the MCC XI earlier this week. Misbah was a member of the MCC XI, which was captained by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum.

MCC, the owner of Lord’s Ground and the “guardian of the Laws of Cricket”, awards the life membership to “the finest cricketers and men and women associated with the game”.

The 43-year-old athlete is the 22nd Pakistani cricketer to receive the honour, joining the ranks of Majid Khan, Abdul Qadir, Mushtaq Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Javed Miandad.

Misbah has captained Pakistan in 53 Test matches and went on to win 24 of them. Pakistan have draw 11 Test between under his captaincy and lost 14 of them. Misbah’s winning percentage stands at 45.28.