Evaluation, before given a proper chance, is unfair says, Shan Masood
Pakistani cricketer Test Shan Masood urged national cricketers to provide ample opportunities for players before assessing their performance and deciding their fate in the game. Shan Masood Told Reporters after a training session pre-season Cricket fitness ground at Gaddafi Stadium.
I ask the national selectors to evaluate the performance of the players based on the number of matches played by them, and they should give a fair chance to prove their worth.
He cited his example that he has played only 15-Test matches in six years at an average of two and a half tests a year, compared to 30 or 40 test matches played by players from different teams on average.
-Shan Masood Urges National Cricketers-
It’s not that easy to play when you play from time to time. It’s good for players to wear protective safety equipment, allowed by the International Cricket Council and it doesn’t mean that if any player enters the field equipped with safety gears, he has the fear factor of injuring own-self as injuries happen in the game.
The idol way to avoid such a situation is to follow the procedure established by the ICC regarding the use of safety equipment.
The left-handed batsman rejected a question that he wants to bat in a specific number in the batting order, saying that “my job is to play quality cricket for Pakistan and, as a player, I am available to Pakistan in all capacities (in batting number))
The Test player praised PCB’s decision to conduct a pre-season training camp and said that this is the first time a pre-season of such high profile has been organized with all the players centrally hired.
“Every player has their career trajectory, and I’m focusing on playing for Pakistan, and I think the players have a longer and fairer chance before judging their status in the game.
At one question, Masood said that the suspension of international cricket in Pakistan has proven to be a setback for Pakistan’s cricketers, as they were unable to demonstrate their skills in their backyard and set records.
“We’ve been playing in neutral places for quite some time, and the players didn’t have the added advantage of being at home and the crowd and that way they deprived of setting records.
It is a right decision on the part of the PCB to ensure the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan, and we are delighted that the Sri Lanka team will visit Pakistan next month for the One-Day International and T20 International series, which will follow the series of testing later Year.
It would be an ideal opportunity for our young players to exhibit quality cricket and perform at a higher level in their arenas.