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Legendary Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has lashed out at the national selectors for using the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as the benchmark to select players.
Qadir noted that the list of 23 World Cup probables were announced during the Pakistan Cup, which is a domestic 50-over competition.
With many of the players in Pakistan’s World Cup squad having captured the attention of the selectors at the PSL, Qadir questioned whether there is any point of having the Pakistan Cup and Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, which is the country’s first-class tournament.
“They select players on the basis of performances in the PSL only,” he told Dawn. “The World Cup probables were announced during the Pakistan Cup. So what purpose did that tournament serve? The board should abolish the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and Pakistan Cup if player’s performance in these tournaments don’t matter.”
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.