PCB likely to review central contracts list

Updated: 08 January 2009 16:11 IST

The PCB may be forced to review the list of players who were given central contracts this week after members of the selection committee showed discontent.

PCB likely to review central contracts list

Karachi:

The Pakistan Cricket Board may be forced to review the list of players who were given central contracts this week after members of the national selection committee complained they had not been consulted by their chief while finalising the list.

Sources in the board said that selectors, Saleem Jaffer and Shoaib Mohammad were not happy that chief selector, Abdul Qadir had not consulted them while submitting the list of 26 players for the contracts.

The PCB has come in for criticism after it was pointed out that a number of deserving candidates and some high performers in domestic cricket have been left out of the central contracts while some less deserving players have been accommodated.

"The indications are that the board might have to review the list because the selectors say when they sit down to finalise teams for the home series against Sri Lanka some of the players they will consider are not on the contracted list," one source said.

The board had asked Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam, manager Yawar Saeed and chief selector Qadir to finalise the list of players.

Pakistan pacer Abdul Rauf, who performed well in last year's Asia Cup and has been a steady performer in domestic cricket, was surprised after he was overlooked for the central contracts.

"I am really sad at not being considered for the contract. I don't understand why they ignored me," Rauf said.

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