Islamabad United been through hell after fixing scandal: coach

Source:  Samaa Published in Sports on Sunday, February 12, 2017

DUBAI: Islamabad United coach Dean Jones said his side has “been through hell” over the last few days after two of their players, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, were suspended as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged attempts to corrupt the Pakistan Super League.

“Emotionally and physically the team has been through hell,” Cricinfo quoted Jones as saying.

“The good thing is we’ve got a four-day spell now before our next game, when we go down to Sharjah. We’ll regroup, go out and enjoy each other’s company like we always do.”

Jones said that Misbah had been a calming influence on the side.

“Misbah’s always calm, cool and collected,” he said. “He doesn’t give a lot of emotion away, that’s the good thing about him as not many people see the humorous side of him, but we’ve seen a bit of that over the past 24 hours to loosen things up. From our owners to Wasim and our senior players, it’s been a bit of a tough time but now we’ll regroup and we’ll get together and move on.

“Can I just say well done to the PCB? I think they have handled everything over the past 48 hours really well. We’re here to keep this great game clean and we’ll do everything we can to do that.”

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