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PCB To Defend Yousuf

Written by Commoner on October 1st, 2007   (238 views)

In a very welcome move, Pakistan Cricket Board’s chairman Dr. Nasim Ashraf has said it solidly that PCB is completely ready and committed to defend its star player Mohammad Yousuf, anywhere. Chairman has said that if anybody does any legal proceedings against Mohammad Yousuf, then board, instead of star player, will take necessary action.

It has been reported in media, especially in the Indian media, that Mohammad Yousaf hadnt signed any kind of written agreement with Indian Cricket League, and he honestly didnt know the clause about the fact that if he plays for ICL, and during that if any match of his national team comes along, he would have to prefer ICL over his national team. That sounds weird, but such is the agreement, which is beyond all moral obligations.

Though now chairman PCB is all sweet and darling for Yousuf, he was the one who first made the matters worse by his stubborn and rigid attitude. But now his change is amazing and very fresh. In the last couple of days, media has seen the chairman with Yousaf many a times. Chairman has also showered many rewards upon Yousuf. Board has just given him 12 million rupees along with other rewards. He has also been given the central contract in A category, and he has also revived his agreements with the sponsors.

One another change witnessed in the chairman yesterday in a press conference is that he signalled that if the rest of the players who joined ICL wanted to come back, the doors of PCB are wide open for them, but they have to prove their fitness and mettle once again, and board won’t consider anybody upon the previous performance. That’s certainly a huge change, as uptill now chairman was adamant in saying that PCB is not a doodoo house and greedy and disloyal players like Inzamam-ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq and Imran Farhat should stay where they are and team really doesnt need them. But now he has changed the gears, which is perhaps a good thing for the team.

In the graceful event arranged by PCB in which PCB awarded Mohammad Yousuf monetary award for his nomination as the test players of the year, PCB also said that they intend to not only utilize Yousuf in the team, but they are also looking forward to use him for the infrastructure building and improvement and for talent hunt. Surprise. Surprise.

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