Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Pakistan considering Salman Butt for national team


PAKISTAN cricket team’s chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has confirmed ‘considering’ drafting in former captain Salman Butt into the national side, after being impressed with his form in the domestic circuit.

Pakistani selectors have reportedly derived a plan to ‘reintegrate’ Butt into the national team, after the left-handed batsman made a strong return to cricket post serving his spot-fixing ban for five years.

Butt could be given a chance with the Pakistan A team for assessing his contention for a place in the national side. Earlier this year, a similar plan was dropped after the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal broke out.

Inzamam said in a press conference on Saturday, “He is playing very well after his comeback and we are considering him. He was there in our high-performance camp and he was exceptional. It’s fantastic to see that a player has been out for five years but still maintained a high standard of fitness.”

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