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Returns from Umrah, Misbah joins camp

LAHORE: Pakistan Test captain Misbah ul Haq after returning from Umrah, has reported for the ongoing fitness tests in Lahore, ahead of a boot camp in Abbottabad that begins on Friday.

Misbah is willing to continue playing Test cricket not just for the upcoming tour of England but also at least till the end-of-the-year tour in Australia.

He is turning 42 this month but he has still showed no signs of slowing down, and recently led Islamabad in the 50-over Pakistan Cup.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been emphasising on fitness of centrally contracted players since last two years.

Players under contract are given goals to achieve within three months – those who fail to achieve the goals are fined, while those who achieve or surpass them are rewarded financially.

Apart from their on-field performances, the selectors will also be looking at the fitness of the players before awarding them new central contracts.

The likes of Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim and Haris Sohail — who have all been named for the camp — have not appeared in the ongoing fitness test as they are still recovering from injuries.