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PCB’s talent hunt programme in disarray following Sarfraz, Qadir pullout

Karachi, Sept. 10 (ANI): The Skill Consultant Programme of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), aimed at hunting talent across Pakistan, has received a setback after former players Sarfraz Nawaz and Abdul Qadir pulled out of the project.

Former fast-bowler Nawaz’s reason for opting out is said to be his differences with the PCB over a pay issue, while Qadir’s decision was said to be security concerns, as he was unwilling to travel in Sindh, reports The Express Tribune.

“Nawaz wanted new terms and conditions in his contract. We didn’t agree since he was already getting a decent sum. I think he lost interest because his wish of becoming a part of the PCB set-up till 2015 was never going to get fulfilled,” a PCB official said.

The official revealed that all former cricketers were getting a daily allowance of Rs 2,500, while travelling and accommodation charges were being borne by the PCB. He said a sum of Rs 700,000 was also to be given to Nawaz for his services over the three months.

According to the official, Qadir is likely to be replaced by former spinner Tauseef Ahmed, while Nawaz’s replacement is yet to be decided. (ANI)