Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Yousuf to play league cricket in Bangladesh, selectors not happy

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Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Yousuf to play league cricket in, selectors not happy
Former captains Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Yousaf have ignored the ongoing domestic tournament and have chosen to play league cricket in Bangladesh. This move by the senior payers has not pleased the selectors at all.
Malik was ignored for the World Cup as the board didn’t give clearance to the player to represent Pakistan in the mega event.
Earlier, Malik and wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal weren’t given the No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the board when they requested to play in the lucrative league in Bangladesh.
However, the board has now allowed Malik to play for the Bangladesh league. He will be joining Mohammad Yousuf, who was already playing league cricket in Bangladesh.
Sources close to the selectors have revealed that the selection committee has expressed its displeasure over this move. According to a source, “Why think about going to Bangladesh in the first place when the domestic season is on and any performance will
count for both the players in their bid to make a comeback in the national team.”
The source also revealed that the decision taken by Yousuf to play league cricket in Bangladesh rather then playing domestic cricket in Pakistan may have been the reason behind ignoring the star batsman for the mega event.
There were also some concerns over the fitness level of Yousuf as the veteran batsman struggled to keep himself fit enough for International cricket. He was a part of the team in the UAE series, which was played against
However, the middle-order batsman failed to be fit in-time for the series and was dropped from the team just before the start of the series. Yousuf's fitness level didn’t please the board and the veteran batsman was not considered for the tour,
which followed the UAE series.
Even though both Yousuf and Malik were criticised following their decision to play in Bangladesh, sources close to the players said that it was their right to earn money playing cricket in other countries.
Although the players will not be playing cricket in Pakistan, their performance in Bangladesh can be considered for their return to the national team. It will entirely be up to the PCB whether to consider these players in the future or not.



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