Amir blasts Pakistan management, says players are scared of asking for break

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 12/2/2020 11:30:52 AM

New Delhi, Dec 1 Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has lashed out at the national team management, saying there is a communication gap between the players and the management. Amir, who is not touring New Zealand with Pakistan, said players are scared of requesting breaks even when they are exhausted as they apprehend being dropped from the side. Mohammad Amir was dropped from the T20I squad for the tour of New Zealand, helping raise quite a few eyebrows. The Pakistan speedster was part of Pakistan Super League-winning campaign with Karachi Kings but was snubbed for the T20I series against the BlackCaps. Amir has been playing for Galle Gladiators in the Lanka Premier League even as the rest of his Pakistan teammates are in quarantine in New Zealand ahead of the limited- overs series, starting December 18. "The problem is that if a player musters the courage to say in Pakistan cricket that he wants rest, he is dropped, so players are now scared about speaking about it with the management," Amir told 'News One' channel. "There is a mindset in Pakistan cricket where players are scared of being dropped from the team. I think this communication gap should be removed between players and the management. "If a player wants to take a break he should be happy to speak about it with the management and they should understand his point of view and give him a rest instead of dropping him from the team." Mohammad Amir also alleged that no one in the Pakistan team management listened to him when he asked them to manage his workload after returning from a 5- year ban. Amir said he decided to give up Test cricket to prolong his career but that a few in Pakistan cricket fraternity made a controversy out of his decision to quit the longest format of the game. "After I announced my decision no one spoke to me for six months about it and controversy was only created.


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