Pakistan Cricket Board has issued central contract for 35 players, having 4 categories A,B,C and D. If we look on the list of players included in central contract 2017-18 then will be glad to see that young players are included in it but when we read it carefully we would feel that there is some unfair anywhere in it.
If you don’t found something missing in these 35 players, so I remind you that there was also a test cricketer Fawad Alam,who is being ignored by Cricket board even after giving brilliant performances in domestic cricket which is injustice and unfair.
Fawwad Alam was born on 8 october 1985 in the city of Quaid, Karachi. Fawwad debuted his ODI career in 2007 against Sri Lanka. All rounder Fawad Alam is a left handed batsman and bowls handy Slow left-arm Orthodox.
Fawwad started his ODI career from 2007 and the last time he represented national team was in 2015. Fawwad played 38 matches in his ODI career scored 966 runs with a strike rate of 64 and average of 40 .
Test career began in 2009 against SL and just played 3 test matches. In 6 innings of 3 test matches he scored 250 runs with an average of 42 and strike rate of 56 including a remarkable inning of 168 runs.
Can you imagine that the player who had scored century in his last test match would be dropped and wouldn’t be selected again?
since many years it practiced in Pakistan cricket team that many talented batsman didn’t represent the national team just because of favouritism of selectors or captain.
Asim Kamal, Hasan Raza, Faisal Iqbal and others are such names that was seen in debut matches or playing domestic matches but after few matches they were pushed to darkness on the basis of likes and dislikes.
Fawwad Alam has played 135 FC matches from 2003 to 2017 in his domestic career. He scored 10,172 runs with average of 56 including 25 centuries and 54 half centuries in 215 innings of 135 first class matches. Best score of an inning is 296* not out. He scored 10,000 runs just in 211 innings, while M. yousuf and Misbah take 219 and 221 innings consecutively to acheive this milestone.
” Few months ago, fawwad’s interview was published in first post.
In which reporter asked , Do you think your first-class average of over 56 is being ignored for taken granted by the selectors ?
He replied, I think my performances in first class cricket are irrelevant when it comes to my selection. It seems to me that others players runs in domestic cricket are of a greater importance and more relevant for the selectors. Maybe my domestic runs are being scored in Bangladesh, Kenya or elsewhere not in Pakistan. so that’s why they are not important and are being ignored totally. “
We already have played with the future of many players by our attitude and still following the same pattern.
No one can becomes great player just in a day. The most important thing is to give complete and proper opportunity to a player for showing his abilities.
No doubt on that good or bad turn comes in the life of a person at that time he get broke or groom himself.
Obviously sportsman should never give up but such behaviour shouldn’t be exercised with a sportsman that instead of a role model he becomes a negative example for others.