Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Taazi Khabrai, Mar 15, 2010.
Well everyone from senior to junior is a phadebaz
If this is to believed then the excuse to drop Yousaf was a very poor one. He was one of the better fielders on our recent tour to Australia. However if Yousaf did fight with Younis he did not do the right thing but what do you expect from an aging premier batsman. If you drop him at this stage of his career he has no chances of coming back.
I don't think anyone has divine right to a guaranteed spot in the lineup if a player is dropped he should suck it up and concentrate on making a come back, Pakistan is the first team where I have seen players throwing toys out of the pram as soon as they are dropped.
I too agree with everything you have said. Regardless the excuse used by Younis to drop Yousaf was a poor one. You simply can't deny that. Yousaf in recent memory comes to mind as someone who has safe pair of hands everyone else is even worse.
You simply can not end the careers players who are end of their career by giving such lame excuses. What is Yousaf going to do at this stage transform into a Jonty Rhodes?
Hard to believe Yousaf was hell bent on recalling Younis when he was the Captain. There was much going on it seems behind the scenes. No wonder both of these got harsher bans then Malik and Rana.
I am still wondering what on earth Rana did? Does anyone know yet?
Pak cricketers involved in match fixing, sub committee of senate
(Assosiated Press of Pakistan)
LAHORE, Mar 15 (APP)- The three-member sub-committee of Senate on Sports disclosed that some cricketers were involved in the match-fixing during last tour of Australia.
The three member committee headed by Ghaffar Qureshi, with Tahir Mashadhi and Haroon Akhtar made the stunning disclosure in front of the media after having a meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials in which the performance of the national team in Australia was also discussed.
“ The sub-committee was briefed on the tour with documents, and there are verbal, video and solid proofs that one or more players could be involved in the match-fixing”, one of the members of the committee, Haroon Akhtar said.
“ The PCB has done a good work on the investigation over the issue and it deserves credit for providing every infromation”, Mashadhi said.
But the members were of the view that more time was required for further investigation as some non-cricketers could also be involved.
“ Till completion of the entire investigation it is not appropriate to disclose the names of the any players”, they said.
They said it was not necessary that the players were involved in the match-fixing to earn money and added they used different methods.
Explaining ways of match-fixing, Tahir Mashadi said according to proofs, there were different methods of match-fixing, but it was not necessary to determine that were used just to earn money.
“ There are indications towards something wrong as when a player who is quite capable to score 50 runs scored just 10 , dropped easy catches and played unnecessary lofted shots”, Mashadhi said.
Asked if any of that players was included in the recently announced Pakistan T20 World team, the senators says:” We have given the recommendation to the PCB authorities not to select any player in the team”.
They refused to reply if Shoaib Malik and Rana Navid-ul-Hasan, two cricketers, who had been banned for one year,were involved in match fixing.
Asked in the past, the match-fixer were not fixed (punished) because lack of evidences against them, but now if the PCB had the same why it was not showing courage to disclose their names, Haroon said let the committee and the PCB complete the entire investigation.
Agree, it's absolutely disgusting. The whole concept of being a senior player and thus entitled to special privileges is what seems to hold us back the most, as over the hill players stubbornly cling to their positions for as long as possible.
Problem is the method by which players are picked and dropped has no transparency or consistency and you can't expect those things until the team has any stability. Every time you turn around, a coach or captain is being swapped out. Nothing is permanent, including life-bans etc. What a joke!