- No Pakistani player was chosen for ICC’s International Teams of the Decade grants in any format
- Pakistani cricketers and analysts protested the choice, saying all players chose for men’s ODI spoken to the Indian Premier League
- ICC had assigned three Pakistani players including Misbah-ul Haq, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez, in Men’s ODI category
- Sana Mir and Javeria Khan were chosen for Women’s ODI category
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday declared their Teams of the Decade (TOTD) in every one of the three configurations of the game. Shockingly, no cricketer from Pakistan was remembered for the rundown which upset a few Pakistani cricketers.
The distinctive playing XIs declared by the overseeing body are a piece of ICC Awards, a program pointed toward celebrating extraordinary cricketers and minutes in the course of the last ten years.
Reacting to the declaration, previous Pakistani cricketer Rashid Latif took to Twitter and mockingly composed that the ICC has made a typographical mistake in the declaration and have “forgotten to [mention] the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20s team for the decade.”
He offered the remark as a large portion of the players granted the title play for the IPL.
Former Pakistani quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar likewise took a correspond at the ICC and composed “as expected,” in answer to Rashid Latif’s tweet.
Sports columnist Sawera Pasha communicated her failure at the choice of awardees, saying that she is “sad to see that no Pakistani player could make it to the ICC TOTD across any of the formats.
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Objecting to the selection criteria, she wrote that she is “baffled how players like Misbah, Afridi, and Babar Azam never made it to any rundown dependent on their performance.
Similarly, sports writer Imran Siddiqui additionally scrutinized the qualification standards and called attention to that Babar Azam’s prohibition from the designations was inappropriate in light of the fact that Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah was named just as chosen regardless of not having played worldwide cricket for five continuous years in a specific format.
Earlier in December, the ICC had assigned five Pakistani players including Misbah-ul Haq, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Sana Mir and Javeria Khan in Men’s and Women’s ODI Team of the Decade (TOTD) category.
However, none of these players could make it to the last playing XI of ICC ODI TOTD.
A absolute of five TOTD were assembled by the ICC, including three for Men’s Test matches, One Day Internationals, and Twenty20 Internationals. Two of Women’s ODIs and T20Is were additionally nominated.
According to Geo Super, the casting a ballot institute included worldwide cricket writers and telecasters who utilized “comprehensive statistics and their narratives to cast their votes.”
Per the ICC, the democratic foundation should decide the determinations in the TOTD classes utilizing on the web studies, recognizing groups in the batting request, choosing a reasonable group of hitters, bowlers and one wicketkeeper, while likewise naming a skipper from their choices for each format.
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