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PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators proprietor says PCB to largely blame for bio-secure bubble failure

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Quetta Gladiators proprietor Nadeem Omar. Photo: The News on Sunday. 

Quetta Gladiators proprietor Nadeem Omar on Wednesday mentioned that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is to largely blame for the failure of the PSL 2021 bio-secure bubble.

“PCB chief Ehsan Mani admitted there is a lack of communication between the franchises and the cricket board,” mentioned  Omar, whereas talking on Geo News present “Score” with Yahya Hussaini.

The event was postponed earlier this month, resulting in disappointment and anger amongst tens of millions of sports activities followers throughout Pakistan.

Omar mentioned the PCB was “90% to blame for the failure of the bio-secure bubble”.

During the present, he additionally known as for the revival of membership cricket in Pakistan.

“The pillar for cricket in Pakistan is grassroots cricket and [the pillar for grassroots cricket] is club cricket,” he mentioned, including: “Both school cricket and club cricket.”

Shedding gentle on the dismal scenario of the infrastructure for cricket in Pakistan, Omar mentioned former nationwide group captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is pressured to travel from his home to Karachi’s Do Talwar space to work out within the gymnasium.

“He then goes from Do Talwar to the KCCA to practice,” lamented Omar. “So [this is why] such a big city, that has in the past given you such excellent players, is not producing them any more,” he added.

The Quetta Gladiators proprietor mentioned the identical was the case for Lahore, the place observe services for cricketers had been scarce.

“I would encourage the new PCB setup to revive club cricket in Pakistan,” he reiterated.

Acknowledging that Quetta Gladiators was unable to kind a formidable group for PSL 6, Omar mentioned the franchise will “soon hunt for players” for the Gladiators.

The Gladiators have did not impress within the PSL version up to now, profitable solely a single match out of the 5 fixtures they performed.

Quetta Gladiators are positioned on the backside of the desk with solely two factors, and a internet run fee of -0.936.

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