Barbados Tridents skipper Kieron Pollard lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board for recalling their players in the middle of the Caribbean Premier League stating that the move did not make sense. The 30-year old expressed suggested that the decision will cause a disruption in the team lineup.
It was a week ago when the Najam Sethi-led Pakistan Cricket Board revoked the No Objection certificates of 10 players featuring in the Caribbean Premier League and called them to take part in the National T20 Cup that is set to commence on August 25th. With the decision, Barbados Tridents will lose Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz from their team.
Wahab Riaz has been sensational for the Barbados Tridents and has scalped 7 wickets in the four matches that the Tridents have played in the league so far while Shoaib Malik has chipped in with 92 runs and a wicket which includes a brilliant half-century against Trinbago Knight Riders who are at the top of the CPL table currently. Both the players have played all the matches for Barbados and with their sudden exit from the team the Tridents will have to look for their replacements and yet again try and find the perfect combination midway through the league.
Although every team will have to regroup after Pakistani players' exit from the tournament the decision has not gone down well with Barbados Tridents skipper Kieron Pollard who has termed it senseless and urged the West Indies Cricket Board to take the rightful action against the same. Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq tweeted a series of responses from Kieron Pollard on PCB's decision on Tuesday.
Kieron Pollard on PCB telling Pakistan players to return from CPL "it makes no sense when you are planning & trying to build a team" #CPL17— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) August 15, 2017
The move could, in turn, cost PCB as the explosive West Indian and one of the most famous T20 players could choose to stay away from Pakistan Super League in the coming year while the West Indian cricket board could choose not to send players for participating in the league. The move is being termed by many experts as similar to BCCI's policy of making Indian Premier League as the only preserve for Indian players.
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