Dawn – Out-of-favour cricketer Fawad Alam has refused to criticise or even appear the slightest bit peeved at the selectors for keeping him out of the national team yet again.

Summary

  • Out-of-favour cricketer Fawad Alam has refused to criticise or even appear the slightest bit peeved at the selectors for keeping him out of the national team yet again.
  • The 32-year-old batsman, who was part of a recent national camp and scored an impressive 19 in the Yo-Yo Endurance, again failed to make the national team squad for the tours of England and Ireland, as the selection committee instead chose uncapped Imamul Haq, who also happens to be the nephew of chief selector Inzamamul Haq.
  • Alam also shot down the theory that a spot-fixing or match-fixing connection could be the reason why he is in the good books of the selectors no more.
  • While Alam himself may not have questioned the selectors’ call, the members of National Assembly’s standing committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination did so on his behalf.
  • In Monday’s session, the standing committee’s members asked PCB Chairman Najam Sethi to explain that on what basis Inzaman’s nephew Imam and limited-overs specialist Fakhar Zaman were preferred over Alam.


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