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Sami Aslam’s startling claim paints alarming picture of Pakistan cricket

Opener also stated that he is keen on representing USA after a depressing time in Pakistan

Sami Aslam’s startling claim paints alarming picture of Pakistan cricket PHOTO: File

Opener Sami Aslam, who quit Pakistan cricket, has stated that more than 100 first-class cricketers have contacted him over moving to United States of America (USA).

Left-hander left for USA after being ignored for selection in Pakistan’s last tour of New Zealand, towards the end of 2020.

“I have had calls from over 100 First-class players in Pakistan exploring the possibility of them settling in America. Even the best performers currently in Pakistan domestic cricket are keen to move here and 1 or 2 are close to being signed-up in the coming days,” said Aslam while speaking to PakPassion.

Aslam also stated that he is keen on representing USA after a depressing time in Pakistan.

“There’s a 3-year eligibility and I will qualify to play for America in November 2023. I've not even 1 pre cent regret. I am really happy after being depressed in Pakistan for 2 years. I was in a bad place due to coaches and events in Pakistan and the way they treated me,” he said.  

“I wasn’t one of those players who would keep phoning the coach and praising him. I have always relied on my on-field performances rather than sucking-up to coaches or team management for no reason as some players do,” he added.

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Aslam, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh in 2015, featured in 13 Tests for Pakistan, scoring 758 runs at an average of 31.58 and highest score of 91 against New Zealand in Hamilton during 2016. He has also played four One-day International (ODI) matches for the Men in Green.