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Fawad Alam – A talented cricketer dropped from Worldcup Squad 2011 of Pakistan

I am a vocal advocate of merit and really feel pain when merit is ignored. In recent selection of Pakistan cricket team, I expect some logical explanation of selection of some unknown players and humiliation of experienced players. This is clear indication of how favoritism and nepotism is ruling our country. Being a democratic country every citizen has the right to ask question.

Fawad Alam

After reading the list of probable, like many others who are shouting on cricinfo.com and other forums the omission of Fawad Alam is indigestible.  There is really a dirty game going on and you cannot expect good results when you ignore merit. A player who delivered the best and proved to be an asset is constantly ignored and a planned scheme is in place to eliminate him permanently.

Giving chances in T20 where one gets only few balls to proof, Fawad Alam played fairly well in Dubai against tough South Africa where his other senior team mates were failed. His record in comparison with other lot selected clearly indicate that a high level of favoritism is in practice in PCB.

Mohsin Hassan Khan who was seen very vocal and honest in TV programs become dirty and corrupt after joining PCB. As a Pakistani I demand reason for ignoring Fawad Alam and including names mentioned below for selection. If proper reason is given then I might be satisfied but the reality is different. The whole selection committee seems a bunch of empty headed individuals being dictated by Ejaz Butt.

I urge all readers to raise their voices as we need to stand for merit and support talented players. I personally don’t want another player like Asim Kamal dropped silently from a team where he is far better than others. We should be against humiliation of true talent.

More Number of Matches      
Player Matches Average   Runs
Fawad Alam 27 37.68   603
Taufiq Umer 19 24.83   447
Yasir Arafat 11 14.8   74
Asad Shafiq 10 23.6   236
Ahmed Shahzad 4 26.5   106
Azhar Ali 0 0   0
         
Highest Average        
Player Matches Average   Runs
Fawad Alam 27 37.68   603
Ahmed Shahzad 4 26.5   106
Taufiq Umer 19 24.83   447
Asad Shafiq 10 23.6   236
Yasir Arafat 11 14.8   74
Azhar Ali 0 0   0
         
Number of Runs        
Player Matches Average   Runs
Fawad Alam 27 37.68   603
Ahmed Shahzad 4 26.5   106
Taufiq Umer 19 24.83   447
Asad Shafiq 10 23.6   236
Yasir Arafat 11 14.8   74
Azhar Ali 0 0   0

I am not alone in raising this concern as a link below of famous Dawn Newspaper sometimes back noticed same thing.

The curious case of Fawad Alam

http://blog.dawn.com/2010/08/13/the-curious-case-of-fawad-alam/

Furthermore, a reliable newspaper revealed that Fawad Alam was dropped due to infigth between some selectors. This is really bad that a talent is suffering from some crazy selectors who have no love for the game.

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1101139047&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20110107

Pak provisional squad & Fawad Alam

BBC’s blog also indicate anger of cricket lover and understand that the same situation like that of World Cup 1992 when a start performer Javed Miandad was dropped from the squad by Imran Khan claiming he was not fit for the tournament. I really feel that the same regime is incharge at present who dropped Javed Miandad whose performance in World Cup was really a big slap on his critics faces.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A79121892

Mohsin Khan avoiding press because of his blunder

Mohsin Khan the rubber stamp selector is avoiding press these days as he has no answer for his comic selection for the World Cup. Ingnoring Shoaib Malik and Fawad Alam has no valid reason except some infight of selectors. Mohsin Khan once a clean man who usually appeared on channels for expert comments changed 360 degree after joining PCB. If he is so confident about selection, then he should face media head on. He knows what he did that is why becoming ostrich at present. His claim of Fawad Alam’s form is a big lie when media has access to all record and statistics. The data provided by me in this blog indicates that Mohsin Khan never reviewed statistics nor his selection commitee members.

http://ftpapp.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=126787&Itemid=2

On the other hand trouble makers of the past are now again listed in probables. This is to be noted that Rana Naveed and Yasir Arafat were in pervious worldcup squads with no impressive performances.

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January 5, 2011 - Posted by | Current Affairs, Sports | , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I am a great fan of Fawad Alam after retirment of elegant left hander Saeed Anwer. but unfortuntely Fawad Alam has been dropped from the recent announced squad for the worldcup, which is very displeasing to me because my world cup before strating has ended without him. there are so many persons who continously critisim on Fawad Alam recent past including Aamir Sohail, Abdul Qadir former leg spinner the reason best known to them. I think there was some other reasons or personal agenda behind it to eleminate Fawad Alam from the team rather than his performance to accommodate their favourit player in the side. Fawad performance is upto the mark since the tour of Australia where he scored 63 in the last odi 2nd top at the fastest pitch of perth, unfortunately Pakistan lost the match due to which his efforts gone behind. Fawad played well in the England Tour and was top scrorer in a match which pakistan won after Umer Gul and Shoaib Akhter bowling performance, Fawad Alam’s performance than again gone behind in the curtains. In UAE against South Africa he again showed his class in match which Pakistan near about to lose, he came and stand good half century stand with Shahid Afridi and Razzaq in a dark situation and Pakistan won the match. An other odi he almost came close to win, but Saeed Ajmal did not perform well with him in the crunch situation. I think this was enough performance against top three teams of world cricket to select him, while Yousuf, Younis has been included in the side without any significant performance in the recently conculded odi series. I hope he wil INSALLAH MAKE A COMEBACK AFTER WORLD CUP AND PROVED HIMSELF WORTHY.

    Comment by Syed Raza | January 6, 2011 | Reply


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