Former Pakistan Opener Rameez Raja Questions MS Dhoni’s Grade A Contract
Former Pakistani batonist Rameez Raja asked the Cricket Control Board in India’s decision (BCCI) to give Mahendra Singh Dhoni a one-degree contract despite his test cricket departure in 2014.
Raja fell heavily on the Indian cricket board and the Cricket Board of Pakistan (PCB) for neglecting Cricket and the longer version of the game loses its importance in the subcontinent.
Raja, a member of the influential World MCC Cricket Committee, attended the body meeting on Tuesday.
“We must recognize and respect cricket match status and he must come from cricket cards, especially in Asia,” Raja said, quoted by AFP.
“For example, MS Dhoni has withdrawn from the test cricket, but has BCCI grade A contract, Shahid Afridi took his retirement cricket test, but was awarded the category A PCB of the contract.
While Dhoni once called in his test race in 2014, when India went to Australia, Afridi has decided to call one day in 2010 after playing a test match in almost four years in England.
“It’s under a lot of stress in Asia, but if we have a properly planned championship test game, this is the solution, otherwise we’ll be struggling to set aside so much money as available for the T20 leagues,” he Raja insisted.
The growing popularity of T20 national leagues on the subcontinent may also be a reason behind Cricket’s condition, but Raja believes that poor planning in Asia is also a factor that can not be ignored.
“In Asia, for example, because of poor planning of test matches, the value decreases. When you get home, you never know if you will have a single test series, a series of two or test if you will have A series of tests, “said the 54-year-old.
Speaking of the prospects of organizing a World Trial Championship, Raja said: “I think the CPI has a decent map in the form of World Championship Test.
There should be a window for him and everything else should be left for a period of two months so the best players are available to play cricket. “