PSL is becoming dangerous for Pakistan Cricket: Former Captain

PSL is becoming dangerous for Pakistan Cricket: Former Captain

ISLAMABAD - *Pakistan former captain and opening batsman Aamir Sohail has stated that Pakistan Super League (PSL) should not be use as a platform to select players, as it carries huge risks for the country’s cricket.*

“It appears to me that the performances in PSL are being used to judge and therefore select players for the Pakistan national team. Even one good performance at the PSL is being touted as reason enough to represent Pakistan which does not make sense,” said Sohail, quoted **.

The former skipper was of the view that PSL is a ‘good addition’ to the country’s domestic structure, but is shouldn’t be the only platform to get you into Pakistan cricket.

“This kind of an attitude carries with it a huge peril. What we are saying to the young and upcoming cricketers is that as long as you can hit a few fours and sixes and be a slogger then you can play for Pakistan. As is we are suffering from a shortage of quality batmen and this approach will certainly not help that cause.

On top of that, the representatives of the domestic cricket associations who are the providers of the raw material for the PSL, are not even invited to PSL which is incredible and not the way forward if we wish to improve our cricket,” Sohail added.

The country’s premier T20 tournament ended on March 25th, with Islamabad United claiming the PSL crown for second time, after beating Peshawar Zalmi in the finals at Karachi.