Shoaib Malik accuses PCB of nepotism, admits to be putting own career at risk

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Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has lambasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and its selectors for biased selections and exclusions of players from the nationalist side.

Shoaib Malik has accused Pakistan Cricket Board of nepotism. (Reuters Photo)

Shoaib Malik has accused Pakistan Cricket Board of nepotism. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shoaib Malik blasts PCB: Will talk up adjacent if I americium not asked to play again
  • Malik feels selections are made successful PCB connected the ground of players' transportation and not their performances
  • Malik said that skipper Babar Azam was close to request players of his choice

Pakistan's all-rounder Shoaib Malik has accused the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of nepotism, saying that selections successful the nationalist squad are made connected the ground of players’ connections and not their performances.

Malik, who retired from ODI cricket aft the 2019 World Cup, has been retired of the nationalist broadside of late. He past played for Pakistan successful the T20 bid successful England past September.

"We person a strategy of liking and disliking successful our cricket, which is thing that is contiguous successful the remainder of the satellite arsenic good but seems to beryllium a spot much successful our culture. The time things alteration successful our cricket strategy wherever much value is fixed to skills alternatively than who a idiosyncratic knows, lone past volition things improve," Malik was quoted arsenic saying by Pakistani writer Saj Sadiq.

Malik said that the skipper should person bid implicit the selection, and his determination should beryllium the last portion besides claiming he’s acceptable to enactment his vocation astatine hazard alternatively than being quiescent connected the matter.

"In the caller squad determination were galore players who Babar wanted to pick, but they weren't selected. Everyone has their opinions but the last determination connected enactment should beryllium that of the skipper due to the fact that it's helium who volition combat it retired connected the crushed helium with his team", Shoaib said.

"Whatever is successful my destiny is successful the hands of the Almighty and not successful immoderate person's control. I volition person nary regrets if I americium not asked to play again, but I would person felt much regret if I had not spoken up connected behalf of my chap cricketers," Malik conceded.

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