Published: March 21, 2020 8:11:12 pm
Senior all-rounder and former captain Muhammad Hafeez just isn’t completely satisfied about Sharjeel Khan being provided one other probability to play for the nationwide crew after finishing a two and a half 12 months ban for spot-fixing.
Hafeez, who made his Pakistan debut in 2003, took a dig at Sharjeel on his Twitter account which has led to a debate on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s coverage on permitting tainted gamers again within the nationwide crew.
Hafeez, in his put up, mentioned: “Shouldn’t we set standards of dignity and pride higher than any other ‘Extra Talent’ to represent Pakistan. Just Asking.”
He had additionally resisted the comeback of Muhammad Aamir to the Pakistan camp some years again when the board recalled Aamir after he accomplished his five-year ban for spot-fixing.
Another former captain Ramiz Raja has additionally voiced his issues over the worrying development of giving tainted a lifeline.
Ramiz mentioned the board wanted to attract a line so far as corrupt gamers are involved even when they’ve accomplished their bans.
Sharjeel competed his ban final August and made a comeback to cricket together with his look within the Pakistan Super League the place his kind was below scrutiny.
The opener was banned for 5 years, with half of the ban suspended in late 2017, for his position in agreeing to identify repair a recreation within the PSL earlier that 12 months. He and one other Pakistan batsman, Khalid Latif had been despatched again dwelling from Dubai from the 2017 version.
Just on Friday, the PCB introduced it had issued a present trigger discover to a different Test batsman, Umar Akmal, for breaching the anti-corruption code by not reporting approaches to spot-fix.
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