Shoaib Malik says he is focused on three-nation tournament in S. AfricaAugust 30th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug 30 (ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik has said that his team is fully focused on a proposed three-nation tournament to be held in South Africa next month.
The News quoted Malik, as saying that his team would be completely ready for the tri-nation event that involves Sri Lanka South Africa.
The triangular event is being planned on the request of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), as compensation for the postponement of the Champions Trophy which was supposed to take place in Pakistan from September 12 to 28.
There have also been reports that Malik is likely to lose his captaincy, but he said that he is under no pressure.
Its an honour to be leading Pakistan and Ive been performing this job with all my heart, he said.
Malik rejected the impression that he has been secretly visiting India to keep alive his affair with former Miss India and Bollywood actress Sayali Bhagat.
He admitted that Sayali was a close and dear friend. (ANI)