The previous Pakistan cricketer turned analyst, Rashid Latif, has slammed Cricket South Africa (CSA) for permitting its gamers to take part within the Indian Premier League (IPL), skipping the scheduled bilateral sequence in opposition to Pakistan.
His criticism got here after CSA launched 5 of its core gamers from its T20I squad in opposition to the Inexperienced Shirts for IPL. The launched gamers embrace Kagiso Rabada (Dehli Capitals), Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians), Lungi Ngidi (Chennai Tremendous Kings), David Miller (Rajasthan Royals), and Anrich Nortje (Dehli Capitals).
Apparently, a contract between the South African Cricket Board and the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) binds CSA to take action.
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Whereas talking on PTV Sports activities, Latif stated:
Their [CSA] calculation is sweet as a result of ODI matches will rely within the qualification for the 2023 World Cup. Nevertheless, Rabada, Miller, De Kock, Ngidi, and Nortje might be gone for IPL throughout T20Is. If Pakistan had neglected their 5 major gamers, would South Africa have nonetheless performed with us? Then why are we taking part in with them?
He advised that the Pakistan Cricket Board mustn’t play this sequence.
When each boards selected this sequence, they’d have selected taking part in their full-strength sides. You’re fooling the broadcasters by taking part in weakened sides?
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Questions are being raised from inside over South Africa’s resolution to want IPL over a bilateral sequence. Veteran South African pacer, Dale Steyn, was one of many voices that spoke up on the matter.
“I missed the rationale why our huge canine aren’t taking part in the T20s in opposition to Pak?” Steyn inquired on Twitter.