PCB's talent hunt programme in disarray

PCB official said that a sum of Rs 700,000 was also to be given to Nawaz for his services over the three months Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Karachi: Sep 10, 2012

The Pakistan Cricket Board s (PCB) Skill Consultant Programme suffered a severe blow after former players Sarfraz Nawaz and Abdul Qadir pulled out of the project.

Former spinner Tauseef Ahmed is likely to replace Qadir, while Nawaz s replacement is yet to be decided.

“Nawaz wanted new terms and conditions in his contract,” the official told The Express Tribune.

“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.”

The official added that all former cricketers were getting a daily allowance of Rs 2500, while travelling and accommodation charges were being borne by the PCB, adding that a sum of Rs 700,000 was also to be given to Nawaz for his services over the three months.