IPL 2021: Inzamam-Ul-Haq slams ICC and New Zealand Cricket as players pull out of Pakistan series for Phase 2 in UAE

IPL 2021: Inzamam-Ul-Haq slams ICC as New Zealand players pull out of Pakistan's limited-overs series for IPL 2021 Phase 2 in the UAE
IPL 2021: Inzamam-Ul-Haq slams ICC as New Zealand players pull out of Pakistan's limited-overs series for IPL 2021 Phase 2 in the UAE

IPL 2021: Inzamam-Ul-Haq slams ICC and New Zealand Cricket as players pull out of Pakistan series for Phase 2 in UAE:Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has slammed the ICC and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) board as 8 players from New Zealand pulled out of the upcoming limited-overs series against Pakistan. The likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult are set to play in the IPL 2021 Phase 2 that collided with the limited-overs series with Pakistan.

“Wherever the Pakistan team is going, they are not getting a chance to play against the main players. When we went to South Africa in April, they sent their players for the IPL. With the upcoming NZ series in Pakistan, eight NZ players have opted out of the tour to play IPL. Even in the recent England tour, the whole England team got changed due to COVID-19 in the camp,” Inzamam said on his Youtube channel.

“I feel that the Pakistan team is not getting proper practice because they are not getting to play against the main players. What is the ICC doing? What message are they trying to give? Players are giving importance to private leagues and not international cricket. It’s like degrading international cricket. If you see the whole sequence, it’s happening only against Pakistan,” he added.

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IPL 2021: Inzamam-Ul-Haq slams ICC and New Zealand Cricket as players pull out of Pakistan series for Phase 2 in UAE

Inzamam feels that due to the unavailability of quality players, Pakistan is unable to prepare for the T20 World Cup in the most convincing manner.

Besides Williamson and Boult Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santer, Tim Seifert are among New Zealand players who have pulled out of the Pakistan series.

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BLACKCAPS squad for Bangladesh T20s & Pakistan ODIs

Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry (ODI only), Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears (T20 only), Blair Tickner, Will Young

BLACKCAPS squad for Pakistan T20s

Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young

The tour will start with the first of three ODIs on September 17, followed by five T20Is.

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IPL 2021: Inzamam-Ul-Haq slams ICC and New Zealand Cricket as players pull out of Pakistan series for Phase 2 in UAE

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