Published On: Fri, May 13th, 2016

Ahmed Shehzad will not participate in national team


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Recently Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has told to Ahmed Shehzad that he will not be a part of the national team’s training camp on the visit of England.

Ahmed Shehzad, the opening batsman, who wasn’t involved in the catalog of 35 plausibles for training camp which starts from Friday, documented to Shaharyar Khan, the chairman of PCB, on the matter of his non-selection.

Shehzad was fallen on penalizing grounds together with teammate member Umar Akmal by Inzamamul Haq, the chief selector. Inzamam stated that “Shehzad and Umar don’t have enough performances and lack discipline,” Inzamam further added as, “Wherever there will be a disciplinary problem, we will take a step. And you should expect this selection committee to be a little stern on discipline.”

Pursuing it, the 24-year-old inscribed to board chairman noting that he would change his behavior and be much obedience in future if he was provided an opportunity to attend the camp.

Though, a source from PCB stated that Inzamam has taken a powerful standpoint on the issue regardless of a few senior officials being kind to Shehzad’s appeal. The source stated that “Inzamam told the board that if Shehzad was allowed to attend the camp, it would set a bad precedent for the future and send a wrong message to other players,” the source continued, “Inzamam has said that he would discuss the matter of Shehzad’s selection with new head coach Mickey Arthur when the latter reaches Pakistan and see what course of action should be taken on the opener for England tour,”

Nevertheless, the source didn’t exclude the likelihood of Shehzad joining the Pakistan squad for England trip. The source added, “For the moment, he has been sent a reply by the board saying that they can’t allow him to attend the camp and he needs to work on his behavior and discipline.”

Previously, Shehzad stated correspondents in Peshawar that he was eager to play for Pakistan. He told “I am ready to make any sacrifices and I am willing to do anything to get a chance to play for my country,”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.