ISLAMABAD: Misbahul Haq Monday put his weight behind the laid down SOPs at the bio-secure bubble, stating that the team would miss out on Mohammad Hafeez for the T20 series versus South Africa for the factors beyond their control.

” Certainly he is in type these days and has been scoring heavily in the current T20 series. Considering that the guidelines were settled by the PCB’s medical team so this is something beyond our control.” He added that Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim had actually spoken with Hafeez and asked him to sign up with the group in time. “However, he had his prior commitments that disallowed him to join the bubble on or before February 3. We would attempt to complete his space with young gamers.”