SYDNEY: Pakistan’s most successful Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been awarded Honourary Life Membership by the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for his services to the game.
Misbah was presented with the membership at 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”.
Misbah is the 22nd Pakistani cricketer to receive the honour, joining the ranks of the likes of Majid Khan, Abdul Qadir, Mushtaq Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Javed Miandad.
Before Misbah, commentator and former cricketer Ramiz Raja was the most recent Pakistani to be awarded the membership in 2015.