Salman Butt replaces Hafeez in Qalanders squad

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    Salman Butt replaces Mohammad Hafeez in the Lahore Qalandars squad for PSL 2019
    Salman Butt replaces Mohammad Hafeez in Qalandars’ squad

    Dubai, 19 February 2019:

    Opener Salman Butt will replace Mohamamd Hafeez in Lahore Qalandars’ squad for the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019, it was announced today.

    Hafeez has been ruled out of the tournament after fracturing his thumb during his side’s 16 February match against Karachi Kings.

    As per the event regulations, Lahore Qalandars requested the Event Technical Committee, headed by Mr Mudassar Nazar, to replace Hafeez with Salman. This request has been approved.

    Salman has been in the player draft for the past three years and comes in as a Silver Category player.

    Salman was a member of the Pakistan squad that won the ICC World T20 in England in 2009. He has played 24 T20Is in which he has scored 595 runs. In 74 T20s, Salman has scored 2,278 runs at an average of just over 36 with a strike-rate of 113.5.

    Qalandars coach Aqib Javed said: “It was unfortunate to lose Hafeez. We believe that only an experienced Pakistani player like Salman Butt can replace him.”

    Team manager Sameen Rana said: “Salman is a good addition to squad. He was available in past and has been in good form. We believe that he deserve a chance to showcase his form at this level as well.”

    Mixed view in all honesty
     
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    What a joke, just when I was starting to like this team, they pull off this crap.
     
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    Poor choice really

    Needed him & Asif well away from the PSL
     
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    Why is Amir allowed back?

    Why double standards?
     
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    Lets hope he has learnt his lesson.
     
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    Why is wasim coach ? He was a much bigger fixer

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    What a farce. Hope Lahore finish last. Again.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    He has been in good form recently. Salman should open with Fakhar. AB at 3, then Sohail at 4.
     
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    He's not a murderer. He hasn't done massive crime at all. Can't you just forgive the man?

    I'm sure you've all made mistakes in life but people have forgiven you.
     
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    This is going to be very interesting. Excited to see what happens when Fakhar and Butt open.
     
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    Happy for Salman Butt, he must be so over the moon that he finally has a chance.
     
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    That's a disgrace he shouldn't be any where near PSL or anything to do with Pakistan cricket.Yes he isn't a murderer but he betrayed his country for money.Amirs case is entirely different he admitted guilt earlier than the rest and you have to take his age into consideration.Butt was captain not an 19 year old from an underprivileged background.
     
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    Qalandars have always been my 2nd favorite team. Not anymore
     
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    lol, Butt in T20, he cant even play opener role in ODI modern day cricket, let alone T20 - WE ARE NOT IN 2010 anymore ...

    Also, this tells me that this guy still have connections.
     
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    This will get spicy, especially if he gets a chance to play.

    Personally don't agree with this selection, even on merit. Why not give a chance to someone younger?
     
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    YES YES YES!!!!

    congrats to Salman Butt. Welcome back
     
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    They already have a couple of batsmen in the squad that deserve a spot in the XI ahead of Butt. If Butt comes in as a replacement player and jumps over the player already on the bench it will not look good.

    Zalmi did the same thing with Imam. He was the 21st player and he got to play in the 2nd match ahead of those selected originally. Don't know why these teams make such moves.
     
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    Yes, playing Butt over Haris Sohail will send a negative message.
     
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    Saad Ali too has been a part of the team. I have a feeling they might open with Butt and bring Sohail Akhtar back to 6.
     
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    I suppose we have to forgive him at some point but that doesn't stop me being unhappy about this. I would much rather have seen Asif back than this guy.

    Chalo.
     
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    terrible terrible terrible decision for every possible reason.

    whats kind of message is this giving out? sell your country and dont worry about it kids, youll stilll get to play in the most lucrative tournaments. total bs.
     
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    People make mistakes. Amir has been back for almost 5 years. He deserves to play as he's served his punishment.
     
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    Exactly, he was the captain who was trusted with the privilege to lead the team but sold out the country for financial gain even though he was from a well off family. No comparison to Amir, a teenager with little education or privileged background on his first tour abroad. If anything, I'd rather have seen Asif back before this privileged loser.
     
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    This is my notion as well.

    After a man has done his time, then he is a free man.

    He should be given equal opportunity to compete and get selected on merit and performance.

    IMO, these three were caught primarily NOT because they were corrupt - they were caught because they are dumb and didn't know how to do it.

    There is a huge amount of corruption in the high ranks of international cricket. Political games are played, favors are done, schemes are pulled. It's all about money now, and hardly anything is fair. The only difference is, they are smart and they know how to play this game of corruption.

    These three were only a small fish in this pond of alligators.
     
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    What a shame. I can no longer support the city of my family :-(
     

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