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Compensation for the Paki Pacers

 
Written by Commoner on July 22nd, 2007   (983 views)

The two Pakistan’s most important fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Umar have been compensated by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul, for not playing country cricket in England on the advice of the PCB in an attempt to avoid burn-out of the key players.

There were lots of critical problem which Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had faced in fielding a strong team during the past few series since both these two fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul remained on the injury list for significantly longer time.

In fact, Mohammad Asif had sustained an elbow injury at the start of the country cricket last year and missed the major part of Pakistan’s tour to England. Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul were paid around Rs. nine million each which is much better than what they could possibly earn through country cricket after paying about 40% in taxes to the British government and other expenditures. While the board had advised the two fast bowlers Muhammad Asif and Umar Gul not to play country cricket to avoid any injury and also burn-out, it had permitted Rana Naved-ul-Hassan and Shabbir Ahmed to go ahead with their country commitments, a clear intimation that they would not be a part of the team for the rest of the season.

Likewise, Umar Gul was forced to miss almost the entire tour of South Africa in January this year due to hairline fracture in his shin which was caused by non-stop cricket at top level. The scheme of compensation has only been introduced for these fast bowlers while leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and middle-order batsman Younis Khan are still engaged in country cricket.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had additional compensated both Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul by including them in the “A” category of the central contracts. It seems to be high-quality for the future of these two fast bowlers.

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