KARACHI - Pakistan cricket team's Australian coach Geoff Lawson told the local media that he would complete his two-year contract as coach with Pakistan team and rubbished rumours about leaving assignment prematurely. While talking to media here at the National Stadium where he supervised a short training and nets of Bangladesh-bound Pakistan team on Thursday afternoon, he said he would complete his contract which expires somewhere next year. A sixteen-member Pakistan team under Shoaib Malik is due to leave here Friday morning for Dhaka to play tri-angular one-day series involving host Bandages and India. Except for four players Sohail Tanveer, Umer Gul, Muhammad Yousuf, and Kamran Akmal all other members of the team attended the nets and training. These four would join the team some time on Thursday evening before the departure of the team for Bangladesh Friday morning. Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik told the newsmen that the week-long series would be good training for the team for this months Asia Cup in Pakistan. When told that the coming event would be tougher than the series his team played against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at home some time back, he said every competition was tough and added his team was ready to take on the challenge in Bangladesh. Pakistan will meet Bangladesh on June 8 in its first match and on June 10 it will play the crucial fixture against a new look India. Bangladesh and India play the third and the last of the three-team league on June 12. Teams taking two top positions will meet in the final on June 14. AFP adds: Pakistan cricket coach Geoff Lawson said Thursday that the detention of Mohammad Asif in Dubai for the alleged possession of an illegal substance would disrupt the paceman's progress. The 25-year-old fast bowler was held at Dubai airport on Sunday while returning home from a domestic tournament in India and appeared before a prosecutor on Thursday. "It's unfortunate and would be disruptive for Asif," said Lawson, dealing with the latest in a series of controversies to hit the troubled Pakistani team. "Personally I don't know the facts, we feel for him, we hope it turns out well for him. We have been thinking about him," said Lawson. "He has been missing quite often due to injury but was making a successful comeback from injury and played against Bangladesh in April and the tri-series would have been one more step on his way back to full form." Asif was named in the 16-man Pakistan squad for next week's tri-series in Bangladesh, which also features India, but was dropped and replaced by Sohail Khan on Wednesday. Pakistan fly out to Dhaka on Friday but Pakistan Cricket Board officials say Asif will remain in detention at least until Sunday.Lawson said Sohail had shown promise recently."Sohail has come in Asif's place and has shown promise so one person's misfortune is another's good fortune," said Lawson, who took over as Pakistan coach in July last year. Pakistan are due to host the eight-nation Asia Cup from June 24 to July 6.Malik hoped his team would keep up their run of 11 victories attained earlier this year. Pakistan won the last match against India in their 2-3 defeat in November last year. They then blanked Zimbabwe and Bangladesh 5-0 earlier this year."We have been on a winning streak so it would be important to have that going because if a team makes winning its habit then no event is difficult for them," Malik said.