19 players were given central contracts by PCB
Former Pakistan cricketers Rashid Latif and Bazid Khan have raised question marks over the announcement of the new central contracts by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The former wicket-keeper expressed his surprise at the 19 cricketers selected for the central contracts even before the creation of a new selection committee on Twitter.
“Why do you need a selection committee now? You made the selection yourself. Now the selection committee will have to choose from these players. It would have been better to award the new contracts with the advice of the selection committee,” he wrote.
پی سی بی نے ۱۹ کھلاڑیوں کو نیا سینٹرل کونٹریکٹ جاری کر دیا ۔— Rashid Latif راشدلطیف 🇵🇰 राशिद लतीफ़ (@iRashidLatif) August 8, 2019
“اب سلیکشن کمیٹی کی کیا ضرورت، خود ہی سلیکشن کر لی، اب سلیکشن کمیٹی کو ان کھلاڑیوں میں سے ہی کھلایا جائے گا، سلیکشن کمیٹی کی مشاورت سے یہ کام کیا جاتا تو زیادہ اچھا ہوتا”۔
On the other hand, Bazid Khan also expressed his shock at the new contracts. Khan wondered aloud why players were given contracts without a selection committee.
“I thought there was no selection committee at present?” he wrote.
I thought there was no selection committee at present?— Bazid Khan (@bazidkhan81) August 8, 2019
It should be noted that after the departure of former Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq, the PCB needs to appoint a new head of the selection committee. The candidates for this post include former players Mohsin Khan, Rashid Latif and Shoaib Akhtar.