Big Bash brings Malik big trouble
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik is at loggerheads with his domestic team PIA for ‘preferring’ Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20.
The experienced all-rounder missed the on-going domestic matches for PIA which is struggling to hold its own.
A top PIA official claimed the cricketer did not inform the management before leaving to represent Hobart.
“We may send a show-cause notice to him for leaving without permission,” PIA’s Deputy General Manager Shoaib Mohammad revealed in a TV interview. “Malik is our experienced player and he is being missed severely by the team.” He added.
However, Malik has responded to the reports aggressively . “I took permission from both the PCB and PIA,” the all-rounder said in an interview.
“I have been playing for PIA for the last 17 years during which the department broke various promises but I continued to play for them. “If my character assassination is not stopped, I reserve the right to switch to some other team.”
کہاں اتنی سزائیں تھیں بھلا اس زندگانی میں
ہزاروں گھر ہوئے روشن جو میرا دل جلا محسنؔ