Former Test cricketer threatens selection panel


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will look into the matter of threats been given to the national selection committee for not considering a player in the team for the three-match limited overs series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi later this month.

Mohammad Ilyas, a former Test cricketer, who is the father-in-law of overlooked opener Imran Farhat, allegedly gave threats to the chairman selection committee Salahuddin and fellow selector Shafqat Rana.

“Upon receiving a complaint from the selectors we will be dealing with this matter accordingly,” said a spokesman of the PCB here on Monday.It was reported that Ilyas entered the room of the selectors and said “thank you very much for not selecting him (Farhat) and you people have dealt an unfair deal and now the war is on.”

The chief selector said it was very unfortunate that a former Test cricketer behaved in such a negative way. “We have selected the side purely on merit considering performance of the players and there were a few reasons that Imran Farhat was dropped because Mohammad Hafeez was technically better,” he said. He said it was conduct unbecoming and detriment to sportsman spirit and they condemn the attitude of Mohammad Ilyas.

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