Dropping of Danish Kaneria, Adnan Akmal from West Indies Test series sparks outburst – Cricket news

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Dropping of Test series sparks outburst – Cricket news
Former Pakistan cricketers have slammed the national selection committee for ignoring leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and wicketkeeper batsman Adnan Akmal without any reason for the upcoming two-match Test series against West Indies.
Former player and chief selector of, Salahuddin Ahmed, was not pleased over ignoring Kaneria and said, “The members of this selection committee don't go to the grounds and judge players on their own and they also hide from coming in front of the press to give reasons for selection, simply because they are murdering merit every time.”
Salahuddin rated Kaneria as one of the best spinners in Pakistan and wanted him to be a permanent member of the Test squad. The former player was also not pleased by the reason given by the Pakistan Cricket Board for Kaneria’s omission.
According to the Pakistan media, the leg-spinner was not given clearance by the Board, due to which he was ignored by the selection committee. Kaneria was alleged of spot-fixing in a county match between in 2009. However, he was given clearance by the Essex police after a thorough investigation.
The veteran bowler has been ignored for selection by the Board since then and was unhappy to be treated like this. He had submitted all the necessary details to the cricket authorities in Pakistan, but did not get any answers.
Iqbal Qasim, who was a former chief selector, was also not impressed by the behaviour of the PCB. Talking about Adnan Akmal’s exclusion from the Test team, Iqbal said, “After his brilliant wicket-keeping in where he took eight catches in a Test last year, Adnan deserved a place in the Test team. It is total injustice against a youngster.”
Iqbal further questioned the rebuilding of the team after ignoring a promising player.
Similar thoughts were echoed by former player Abdul Qadir. He claimed Adnan had done a terrific job behind the stumps in the Test series against and New Zealand and did not deserve to be dropped from the team. The promising youngster took eight catches in one Test match against the Kiwis earlier in 2011.



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