Why Faheem Ashraf Didn’t Get Central Contract? Wasim Answers
Why Didn’t Faheem Ashraf Get a Central Contract? Wasim Answers:
In a recent interview with a local news channel, Muhammad Wasim was questioned regarding not giving Faheem Ashraf a Central Contract. In 2022 Central Contract list announced by PCB, surprisingly there was no name of Faheem Ashraf. Faheem is always the first choice all-rounder of Pakistan in Test Cricket, and recently no other pace bowling all-rounder has been tried by Pakistan except Faheem.
Wasim said that Faheem Ashraf is not out of the plans of PCB. ” The Biggest Proof that Faheem is not out of our future plans is that he is with the Test Side for Sri Lanka Tour. We look for cricketers out of the centrally contracted players too”, Wasim stated. Wasim further revealed that the criteria for Central Contract is that how one has performed in the last year and what are his contributions in domestic cricket.
This statement by Wasim did put light that PCB / selectors might not be happy with how Faheem has performed in the past year and also how he has played in domestic cricket. In 2021, Faheem Ashraf had an average of 38 with the bat while he took 10 wickets in 8 Tests at an average of 40.