In the last couple of weeks, there have been reports of players moving to other countries for a better cricketing opportunity. At the age of 24, opener Sami Aslam has quit Pakistan cricket and has decided to ply his trade with the United States of America’s Major League Cricket, a stepping stone for selection to the national cricket team. During IPL 2020, Scott Styris made an offer to Suryakumar Yadav to come and play for New Zealand after he was left out of the limited overs series for the tour to Australia after a splendid Indian Premier League season for the Mumbai Indians. However, the BCCI chose to stand behind Suryakumar Yadav and support him. Danish Kaneria, the former legspinner who played for Pakistan, had said the BCCI is better than the Pakistan Cricket Board as they stand up for their players, unlike the PCB.
“Sami Aslam was a consistent player and added that here’s been injustice done with him. Aslam never got the chances that players like Shan Masood and Imam-ul-Haq did, having just played 13 Tests and 4 ODIs for Pakistan. It is unfortunate that Pakistan Cricket Board behaves in such a way that players need to leave their homes. in Suryakumar Yadav’s case, his IPL franchise (Mumbai Indians), as well as, the BCCI have stood by him which is why he will not leave his country.,” Danish Kaneria said.
Sami Aslam left Pakistan will play for USA,during my playing days I was offered by 2 countries but I still went on playing for Pakistan and now this I deserve,should have taken the opportunity watch full video https://t.co/bHi4niugeD
— Danish Kaneria (@DanishKaneria61) December 5, 2020
‘Had an opportunity from two countries’
Danish Kaneria, who made the video on his Youtube channel to highlight this behavior from the Pakistan Cricket Board, also revealed that he had an opportunity to go play from two countries but he chose to stay with Pakistan and he regrets this decision. “Sami Aslam left Pakistan will play for USA, during my playing days I was offered by 2 countries but I still went on playing for Pakistan and now this I deserve, should have taken the opportunity,” Kaneria tweeted.
In an interview to Sport Tak earlier in 2020, Danish Kaneria claimed that Wasim Akram didn’t support him either during his playing career and after the lifetime ban was imposed on him for spot-fixing. The 61-Test veteran, who took 261 wickets and last played for Pakistan in 2010, claimed that after he pleaded guilty in the 2009 spot-fixing scandal, none of the former cricketers helped him to restart again. Kaneria went on to the extent of saying that rules in Pakistan are different for every individual and are based on “likings and dislikings”.