Structural modifications within the Pakistan’s home cricket has been a scorching subject today. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shifted from departmental cricket to regional cricket in a bid to extend competitiveness and appeal to extra followers.
The change has not gone nicely with ex-cricketers and energetic gamers making an attempt their luck within the home circuit.
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Many cricketers are at present unemployed on account of a restricted variety of gamers having the ability to make it to regional groups Many of the cricketers had been employed by the departments they had been enjoying for, however as departments now not have a task, cricketers have misplaced their jobs.
Cricketers are sad with the modifications and some have already determined to give up cricket. Final week, former Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars quick bowler, Muhammad Irfan Jr., give up the sport he loves as a result of he was demoted to South Punjab’s second XI workforce within the Nationwide T20 Cup.
Equally, former Below-19 cricketer, Muhammad Ahmad Shafiq has give up cricket as a result of he has been ignored by the regional groups. The cricketer stated that he doesn’t have a gentle revenue to assist his household and to pursue his goals. He introduced his resolution to give up by way of a video uploaded by journalist, Shoaib Jatt.
Watch the video under:
احمد شفیق کا کرکٹ چھوڑنا قومی نقصان!
باصلاحیت نوجوان کرکٹر پاکستان کیلئے 2016 میں U-19 ورلڈکپ کھیلا اور اب دو سال سے نظر انداز ہونے کے بعد کرکٹ چھوڑنے کا اعلان کررہا ہے۔
یقین مانیں پاکستان کرکٹ کیلئے آج سیاہ دن ہے کہ ہمارے نوجوان اپنے مستقبل سے مایوس ہیں pic.twitter.com/zWc7KpenmP
— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) September 22, 2020
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Some ex-cricketers similar to Shahid Afridi have backed the modifications, whereas all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez, has been very vocal in opposition to the change.
Right here is Hafeez’s response to the video:
Unhappy actuality 😭 Lack of alternatives & Monetary Assist inflicting issues https://t.co/sbl3Cfr39n
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 22, 2020
Final week Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq, and Azhar Ali met with Prime Minister Imran Khan to induce him to reinstate departmental cricket. PM Imran, nevertheless, appeared adamant to proceed home cricket with the modifications in place as he dismissed their plea.