Mohammad Asif will be captaining the Sialkot Region team in the grade 2 tournament of Quaid-e-Azam trophy. The competition begins on Saturday in Bahawalpur.
The president of Sialkot Region Nauman Butt told ESPNcricinfo that since Asif has been cleared by the ICC and PCB we have decided to induct him in the side and hand over captaincy duties to him. He added that players like Abdur Rehman and Bilawal Bhatti have no issues playing under him and the team will be a well knit unit under him. He further said that Asif is the senior most member of the squad which is why he also commands respect from this teammates.
Nauman also said that Asif’s behaviour has been exemplary since his return to the domestic frame and his attitude is satisfactory. He was adamant that the what happened in 2010 is past and Asif has served his punishment for that.