Karachi: Karachi City Cricket Association on Tuesday passed a resolution blaming the Pakistan Cricket Board and National selection committee for the national team’s recent poor performances.
The KCCA which is the largest and most influential cricket body affiliated to the board today held a executive council meeting in which the resolution was passed.
The KCCA council in a statement deplored Pakistan’s pathetic performances against England during the current tour and observed that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Selection Committee have miserably failed in gearing up a representative team capable of defending Pakistan’s prestige.
The council also lashed out at the national selectors for what they termed as biased attitude towards cricketers from Karachi.
The Executive Council, which met here this evening under the President-ship of Prof Syed Sirajul Islam Bukhari, condemned the biased attitude of PCB Selection Committee which totally ignored the talent of Karachi cricketers like Sarfaraz Ahmed, Khurram Manzoor, Khalid Latif, Faisal Iqbal and Asad Shafiq,” the statement said.
The Council said that the PCB Selectors have deliberately failed to consider the performances of the above mentioned cricketers in National tournaments.
Interestingly, no cricketer from Karachi represented the national team in the second Test against England which they lost by nine wickets, a rare occurrence in Pakistan cricket since Karachi has remained one of the main nurseries of cricket in the country since independence.
Unlike the past there is only one cricketer from Karachi presently in the national team in England, uncapped pacer, Tanveer Ahmed after leg spinner Danish Kaneria was also released from the team after the first test.
“The council wants that the board and selectors should only consider merit while selecting teams as Pakistan’s prestige should be the prime consideration.
“It can only be achieved through selections based on merit and fair play to all associations of the country,” KCCA President, Siraj-ul-Islam Bukhari said.