Why is the PCB ignoring promising players from central contract?

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  1. Del

    Del Tracer Bullet

    Dec 21, 2016
    The Central Contract list is out and Pakistan Cricket Board continues to disappoint by awarding Cricketers with no future and snubbing those that can actually help the team perform well. While many new faces were included in C & D category, some players who should have been in the pool of 35 are still not in the list. Let’s take a look at a few of them who deserved to represent Pakistan but are not on the Board’s radar for reasons better known to the officials.

    Fawad Alam – On this day in 2009, Fawad Alam made his Test debut and became the first Pakistani to score a debut century, abroad. Since then, he has played just 2 more Tests and a handful of limited over appearances for no reason. He has been scoring heavily in domestic cricket without any reward and the latest Central Contract snub shows that the PCB is least interested in recalling the batsmen at a time when the middle order could use a steady left-hander who can bowl and field as well. He is also the most fit cricketer in the country, although it doesn’t add much weight to his inclusion.

    Anwar Ali – He has won matches for Pakistan with the bat and the ball, yet finds himself out of contention for a few bad matches. A player like him would never have been dropped had he been in some other team but when the priority is Wahab Riaz and Rahat Ali, you can only feel sorry for the talent that is going down the drain. A couple of good matches would have cemented his place in the side, considering the team needs a bowler who can score quick runs in the final overs.

    Bilawal Bhatti – He is fast, very fast yet faster was his exit from the national team because he couldn’t perform as per expectations in a few matches. Wahab Riaz has been doing that for a decade now yet he finds himself in the side after every tour. The rise of Hasan Ali might prevent him from getting selected but he is young and enthusiastic; who knows he might make a comeback soon.

    Sohail Tanvir – He came, he saw and he confused all with his wrong-footed action but that was a decade back. Sohail has been playing continuously for international T20 leagues making him an ideal choice for the shortest format of the game. The inclusion of youngsters like Rumman Raees, the return of Junaid Khan and the constant inclusion of Wahab Riaz are reasons why he can’t make it into the Top 35. He is better than Wahab Riaz and/or Rahat Ali any day since he can swing the bat and take wickets when it matters.

    Sohaib Maqsood – When he came on the scene, he was regarded as an Inzamam for the future however fitness issues marred his career and he is no longer in the top players of the country. He still has the potential to do well given the chance and a little guidance from the coaches and management can help in the longer run. We all want to have a batsman that can hit huge out-of-the-park sixes and keep the aggression associated with Pakistan in check.

  2. Del

    Del Tracer Bullet

    Dec 21, 2016
    Fawad is not part of Test or any other team yet. So he would have to wait.

    However, for all other said players, none of them are promising, so rightly ignored, bunch of TTF's. No need cry about them.
  3. thair9999

    thair9999 Youngsta Beauty

    Oct 17, 2010
    We all know Fawad Alam needs to be in the team, especially now after Misbah and Younis are gone.
    Other mentioned are not good to be in the list as well although some in list do not need to be there as well.
  4. Omar

    Omar Cricistan Moderator

    Jan 27, 2010
    Pakistan would struggle in Tests for sure especially after the 2 veterans retiring.
  5. Double Agent

    Double Agent Youngsta Beauty

    Jun 27, 2017
  6. Dare2Dream

    Dare2Dream Talented

    May 4, 2010
    Fawad deserves his chance, now more than ever.
  7. Prince Pathan

    Prince Pathan Cornered Tiger

    Aug 31, 2011
    lol Bhatti, Tanvir, Maqsood

    This thread is surely a piss take

    Fawad is the only player there who deserves a long run.
  8. Munna

    Munna Moderator-e-Aala

    Oct 4, 2014
    I can only laugh at the names mentioned in the article.

    Bar Fawad, no one else deserves to be in the team let alone being offered a central contract.
  9. Shaz130

    Shaz130 Emerging Player

    Dec 29, 2016
    We were already struggling even with them. If anything things will get better.
  10. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Talented

    Jul 17, 2017


    If this article was half decent the names would have been:Sahibzada Farhaan,Hassan Khan,Hussain Talat,Usama Mir

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