‘Players are struggling to make ends meet’, Pakistan cricketer wants departmental cricket back

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq wants departmental cricket to return as players are struggling to make ends meet

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq: “Having the departments in place as it used to be meant that players were able to survive financially and now that those departments are gone, these players are struggling to make ends meet”

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Pakistan left-arm seamer Zia-ul-Haq has called for the return of departmental cricket, saying that “players are struggling to make ends meet”.

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There’s no money, so what’s the point, Pakistan bowler questions need for National T20 2nd XI Cup

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq questioned the need for the National T20 2nd XI Cup since there is no prize money on offer

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq: “I really didn’t see any use in having such a tournament for 2nd XIs. Each team just played 5 games and this tournament had no final and there was no prize money for the finalists as well which was very disappointing”

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Pakistan left-arm seamer Zia-ul-Haq has questioned the necessity of the National T20 2nd XI Cup since there is no prize money for the finalists.

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There is a like-dislike culture in PSL teams, fed up Pakistan player says

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq believes there is a like-dislike culture in PSL teams

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq: “I feel that my performances weren’t that bad compared to some of the other players who were persisted with by the franchise in all the PSL tournaments so I suppose one can say that this is a clear case of the ‘like/dislike’ culture which seems to be part and parcel of our cricket culture”

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Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq has claimed that there is a “like/dislike culture” within the Pakistan Super League (PSL) teams.

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My hopes of representing Pakistan are fading, 25-year-old player with lots of talent admits

Zia-ul-Haq said his hopes of representing Pakistan are fading

Zia-ul-Haq: “Unfortunately, the way things are going now, it appears that the only way into the Pakistan side is through the route of performing well in the PSL”

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Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq has admitted that his hopes of playing international cricket are fading as “it appears that the only way into the Pakistan side is through the route of performing well in the PSL”.

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Impressions that I am unfit are absolute nonsense, 25-year-old Pakistan bowler says

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq said impressions that he is unfit are absolute nonsense

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq: “There is absolutely no truth in this at all. With God’s grace, I have been fit for the last 7-8 seasons although some time ago I did suffer a fracture to my thumb after being hit by a ball during a game. Apart from that, I have had no fitness issues”

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Pakistan left-arm seamer Zia-ul-Haq has said that impressions about him being unfit are absolute nonsense.

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I should have been in Southern Punjab’s First XI for the National T20 Cup, angry Pakistan player says

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq believes he should have been in Southern Punjab's First XI squad for the National T20 Cup

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq: “It was really disappointing as I had the highest number of wickets in my side during the 2nd XI tournament”

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Pakistan fast bowler Zia-ul-Haq questioned why he wasn’t part of Southern Punjab’s First XI or called up to the squad during the National T20 Cup.

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I had one of the best economy rates, so yeah I have skills and pace, Pakistan bowler says

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq said there is no question he has skills and pace as he had one of the best economy rates in the National T20 2nd XI Cup

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq: “I had 7 wickets to my name and the best economy rate of 5.84 in that tournament which is an achievement that would not have been possible had I been a bowler with average skills or pace”

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Pakistan seamer Zia-ul-Haq has said there is no question he has skills and pace after finishing with one of the best economy rates in the National T20 2nd XI Cup.

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I haven’t had the backing to move ahead in life, upset Pakistan pace bowler says

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq said he hasn't had the backing to move ahead in life

Pakistan pace bowler Zia-ul-Haq: “I do wonder myself about that as I do not feel that I was that bad a player that I could not get any chances at the international level”

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Pakistan left-arm seamer Zia-ul-Haq has said that he hasn’t received “the sort of backing one needs in Pakistan to move ahead in any field of life”.

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