Lahore: Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shoaib Malik has alleged selection bias against the Pakistan Cricket Board, saying that the players are selected not on the basis of performance but on the basis of talukat (connection). .
The remarks by Malik (Shoaib Malik) came after the PCB selection committee ignored captain Babar Azam’s suggestions on the selection of players for the recently concluded Test series in Zimbabwe. Pakistan had won 2–0 in this series held in Harare.
Shoaib Malik made serious allegations
Malik (Shoaib Malik) told Pak Passion Net, ‘There is a system of likes and dislikes in our cricket. This is something that is also present in the rest of the world, but there is a little bit more in our culture. The day things change in our cricket system and more skills are given importance, things will improve. Today, only the connection is paid attention to.
Malik said that the selection should be done purely on merit and captain Azam should be given full freedom to choose his team.
Malik (Shoaib Malik) said, ‘There were many players in the recent team who wanted to choose Babur, but they were not selected. Everyone has their own opinion but the final decision on the selection should be of the captain as it is he who will fight on the field with his team ‘.