LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq lashed out on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday for changing a Check match with two T20I matches for the upcoming West Indies tour.
PCB CEO Waseem Khan had introduced a couple of days in the past that the PCB and the Cricket West Indies had mutually determined to incorporate two T20Is rather than a Check match in order that the 2 sides can put together for the upcoming T20I World Cup.
“Check cricket shouldn’t be sacrificed for short-format cricket,” stated the previous captain. “If another board on this planet does the identical, it’s flawed. If cricketers begin doing this [prioritising short-form cricket over Test matches] then it is not going to bode nicely,” he added.
He cited the instance of the South African cricketers, who opted to play for the Indian Premier League (IPL) as an alternative of enjoying for his or her nationwide facet when Pakistan was touring the nation.
Commenting on the state of Pakistan’s bowling assault, he stated the higher-ups within the PCB had been upset when Mohammad Amir introduced he was retiring from cricket.
“There have been additionally rumours that Wahab Riaz needs to play One Day Worldwide and T20 cricket as an alternative of Check matches,” he stated.
PCB pronounces West Indies tour
Pakistan will play 5 T20 Internationals and two Check matches in opposition to the West Indies in July and August, as per the schedule introduced by the PCB a couple of days in the past.
The schedule was confirmed on Saturday, based on which the collection will happen from July 21 to August 24.
The tour, which can happen following the conclusion of the ODI and T20I collection in England, will begin with two T20Is in Barbados on July 27 and 28. There will probably be three T20Is in Guyana on July 31, August 1 and August 3.
After a two-day apply match on August 6-7 in Guyana, Pakistan will transfer to Jamaica the place the 2 Exams will probably be held at Sabina Park from August 12-16 and from August 20-24.
PCB Chief Govt Wasim Khan had stated: “The tour to the West Indies is at all times a valued and prized tour for the Pakistan cricket groups.