Why PCB’s New Central Contracts Make Sense And Why They Don’t!

PCB's New Central Contracts

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come up with a list of players for its new central contracts. However, as always they have ended up making decisions that are debatable for sure and so, here is a look at why PCB’s new central contracts make sense and why they don’t.

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1. Professor’s Demotion
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Mohd. Hafeez despite being a senior player has been found wanting of late. The all-rounder’s bowling action has remained under scrutiny for the most part during the last 12 months and his batting is no longer as effective in the limited over versions of the game (particularly T20) as it used to be.

Moreover, he has not being considered good enough to represent Pakistan in a Test match during the last 2 years and therefore, his demotion from category “A” to “B” makes a lot of sense and is something that perhaps doesn’t surprise most of us at all.

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2. The Case of Hasan Ali and Abbas
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Despite being Pakistan’s number one white ball bowler and even though he represents the country in all three formats, Hasan Ali has been placed in “B” category of the contracts. On the other hand, despite being Pakistan’s most effective bowler at the Test level M. Abbas too has been offered a “B” category contract.

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The decision is most definitely mind-boggling and the sort that PCB might have to reconsider.

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3. Special Treatment Towards Amir
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Mohd. Amir represents Pakistan in all three formats and hence, the selectors have chosen to have him in the “A” category alongside some of the other senior players which also includes skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Nevertheless, the left-arm pacer hasn’t really been consistent enough during the last 12 months and hasn’t really provided breakthroughs at regular intervals particularly, with the new ball. Therefore, the special treatment given to him ahead of Abbass and Hasan makes little or no sense whatsoever and is likely to invite criticism from different quarters!

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