Tauseef urges Umar to focus on cricket
ISLAMABAD —Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee member Tauseef Ahmed while reacting to pacer Umar Gul’s statement said that instead of giving statements Umar should focus on cricket and keep on performing.
Umar Gul had said that he has not been given a proper chance. He said he had met the selectors’ fitness requirements ahead of the 2015 World Cup but was puzzled by his non-selection. Gul said his case should be treated on the same level as of others. He said when people rate him as a discarded player it hurts a lot.
Pakistan’s chief selector Inzamam ul Haq, was reluctant to comment on Gul’s outburst, but Tauseef Ahmed, who is a member of the selection panel, responded, saying the reasons for Gul’s non- selection were “not unfair”.
“Cricket season has just started and he shouldn’t be disheartened as there are a lot of series ahead and it’s not just about Umar but every player who didn’t make into the Test side,” he said.—APP the opportunity,” said Pace, her nation’s top-ranked woman golfer at 38th in the world.
“However, over recent months my team has been monitoring the situation regarding the Zika Virus and finding out as much information as possible.
“After weighing up all the options and discussing it with my family and team, I have decided that due to the health concerns surrounding the Zika virus, I will not be participating.”
Pace’s pullout leaves 119th-ranked Paula Reto and 207th-ranked Ashleigh Simon in position to compete at Rio as golf returns to the Olympic lineup of sports after a 112-year absence.
“I hope that everyone can understand that this was a very difficult decision to come to, however my health and my future