Turned down BPL offer to avoid Amir, says Hafeez
Not playing with Amir, says Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan batsman, has said he won't impart a changing area to any player who has discolored the picture of Pakistan cricket. His affirmation comes after a Urdu daily paper, Jang, reported that Hafeez had turned down a lucrative offer from Bangladesh Premier League establishment Chittagong Vikings to play in BPL 2015-16, on the grounds that Chittagong have Mohammad Amir in their squad.
"I am not against any people," Hafeez told ABOCcricinfo. "It is about the image of Pakistan cricket. I can't play with any player who has discolored and conveyed an awful name to the nation. However, yes, if some other group offered me the agreement with great cash I could play the BPL. Else I incline toward playing for my household group, SNGPL, in Quaid-e-Azam trophy at home.
"This is my own assessment and this is not just concerning Pakistani players, it's about all players. We play for the general population and divert them with a wearing soul, and once somebody manhandles the part he needs to play in the amusement… I can't play and impart a altering area to such players who have mishandle the soul of the diversion."
It was accounted for by the daily paper that Hafeez turned down an offer of around Rs 10 million from Chittagong. The establishment, in any case, denied extending any offer to the batsman. He was not chose in the drafting procedure while other Pakistan players were picked in the draft and huge name players like Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi were marked outside the draft.
Hafeez said he had gotten the offer through an operators, without uncovering any names - he said he doesn't have a selective specialists yet the offer came through different sources. "I didn't get an immediate offer from the BPL group yet some specialists thought of the offer and I turned it down simply because I would not like to impart a changing area to that player," Hafeez said. "Else I am interested in playing for some other group."
This is the first run through a player from the Pakistan group has openly questioned playing with a spoiled player. There have been reports that Ahmed Shehzad had beforehand questioned playing with Amir too, yet Test chief Misbah has been seen blending with Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif at National Cricket Academy nets in Lahore. PCB executive Shaharyar Khan likewise beforehand said that there were a few players who would not have liked to play with these three, who had been discovered blameworthy of spot-settling in the Lord's Test of 2010, yet had their bans lifted for the current year according to ICC convention.
Misbah said Hafeez was welcome to his own sentiment, yet he felt the BPL would be a decent gage to perceive how Amir measures up against top-class players subsequent to coming back to local cricket this year. "It is practically his own choice," Misbah said. "[But] I think a better judge of that is the ICC and PCB. Furthermore, particularly the group of onlookers, the supporters, they truly need to choose.
"For Amir, I believe it's beneficial for him. He has been playing local cricket, so it's a competition where he can share the experience of a portion of the universal players and see where he is right now