PCB asked to ensure merit on grass roots level

Nov 30, -0001

ISLAMABAD: A number of Cricket Club heads in Islamabad have raised their concern over the selection critria of the Islamabad Cricket Association (ICA) for future players saying favouritsm was spoiling national cricket.     

The officials of Cricket Clubs on Monday asked Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play its role in removing injustice being done with the deserving and competent players.

Talking to APP, cricket club officials said ICA office-bearers and coaches only accommodate their own club players thus competent players could not make their way for selection in national team.

North and Central Zones heads, they blamed, select their near and dear ones ignoring the talented players.

They said recently West Zones' trials were conducted by Pakistan

Cricket Board (PCB) Coach Ali Zia and he openly appreciated and selected players of different clubs but later on his selection was changed. "List was maneuvered and out of 16 boys selected surprisingly 9 were from Punjab club. "Captain of Punjab club is head coach and selector of West Zone side," they said. (APP)

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