Franchises opined that if such a decision had to be made, we would have been informed, but no consultation was held on replacing these names
HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have raised their concerns over the changes in the reserve pool list for the upcoming seventh season.
Pakistan Cricket Board on January 20 revealed a list of 19 players. Fifteen players will be part of the bio-bubble while the remaining four players will remain outside the bio-bubble and will be called up in case of an emergency.
Representatives of the teams consulted and named 15 cricketers to the PCB, including Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Zahid Mahmood and Omair bin Yousuf.
But, Chief Selector Muhammad Waseem removed these cricketers from the list and added Umar Amin, Khalid Usman, Musadiq Ahmed and Salman Ali. The franchises are irked after PCB didn't consult them regarding these changes.
PCB said saying in a press release that potential players for the Test series against Australia have been changed so that they can attend training camp starting from the next week.
The franchises opined that if such a decision had to be made, we would have been informed, but no consultation was held on replacing these names.
It must be noted that despite the positive cases, if at least 13 cricketers are available in the squad then the match will be held. If required, a player can be selected from the reserve pool.