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News: Inzi, Yousaf, Farhat, Razzaq, Azhar sign with ICL……

The main reason why I consider this to be relevant to our discussions on this blog is because it loosely relates to the “Ed Joyce affair”.

Yousaf was a certainty in ODI and Tests for Pakistan. Razzaq needed to improve form, but the 3, Yousaf, Razzaq and Farhat had central contracts with PCB, and they either broke out of it, or chose not to sign it. PCB was very clear that they will not select the player to play for Pakistan if they do so, so these players essentially had to decide between money, and playing for Pakistan. These 3 chose money …..

There has always been the discussion amongst assoiate circles about Joyce, then Morgan, then Coetzer, perhaps Kervezee….. questions are raised about why they would choose to have a career in England instead of playing in their own countries. I always keep saying that their actions are very normal……. and that I myself have done the same thing by immigranting to the US to work as a Software Engineer here, rather than in my native country. Now we have an example of players from a cricket mad country, choosing to play for extra cash, which they think is more in their benefit than playing for Pakistan. Every man has the right to take the decision that he feels is in his best interest (of course, without infringing on the rights of others). These guys have done this, just like those associate players, who are in fact a much more desperate situation than the Pakistanis. The Pakistanis still had a very lucrative PCB contract to fall back upon, while the associate players had abosolutely nothing….. no money, no fame……

I say loosely related above, because unlike Joyce, Razzaq at least, and many of the others, were not the first choice for their team anymore….. except for Yousaf in ODI and Test………

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  1. Art
    August 20, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    This new ‘Indian’ competition will cause its set of headaches for sure.
    “Every man has the right to take the decision…” This is of course correct however if they already have a contract and they violate that contract to take up another that is a legal issue and must be remedied as such. For those without contract then it is of course their choice to auction themselves off to the highest bidder.

  2. August 20, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    so, only farhat had the contract, and he got himself released from it by the PCB….. PCB ofcourse, could have put their foot down, but they let him go……..

    so I dont know if the contracts vs ICL is an issue in Pak……..

  3. Art
    August 20, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Well that is disturbing the fact that they allowed him out of the contract.

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