Comeback chances look slim for Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt

Comeback Chances Look Slim for Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt

Mohammad Asif
Mohammed Asif (Credits - AFP)

It seems like it is the end of the road for Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt in the international cricket. The respective Pakistan Cricket Board isn’t interested in bringing back Asif and Salman back to the international field. However, the flamboyant cricketers once used to be the star cricketers for their nation. Later, their involvement in match-fixing and other illegal issues dented their career thus staying away from the game of cricket.

PCB is concentrating on youngsters – Haroon

In a meeting with the Senate Standing Commit­tee on inter-provincial coordination, the former Pakistan cricketer, Haroon quoted saying the experienced Mohammad Asif hasn’t met the fitness standards, which kept him away from the selection.

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif
Pakistan cricketers involved in a spot-fixing. (Credits – Getty)

Meanwhile, after the completion of the ban period, the ICC allowed the players to get back into their cricketing shoes. However, the respective board never gave them the chance to represent the nation.

Speaking of the same, Haroon quoted saying the respective board is working on shaping the youngsters for future rather than going with Mohammad Asif or Salman Butt.

“I think, instead of on focusing on these two players, the PCB is concentrating on [developing] young players. The youngsters, who would have [potentially] long careers ahead,” Haroon said.

Mohammed Amir, Kapil Dev
Mohammed Amir Image Courtesy: Getty

Mohammed Amir is different to Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif- Haroon

Meanwhile, when they raised the topic of Mohammed Amir, Haroon added Amir was under 18 years of age, which helped him to get out of the Jail in a less duration.

He also added saying Amir confessed his crime pretty early while Butt and Asif tried to hide until the guilt is proven. Meanwhile, Haroon also cleared there are no rifts between Hafeez and head coach, Mickey Arthur.

However, it seems like the return for Mohammad Asif, and Salman Butt isn’t on the cards, as PCB is trying their best to bring youngsters in the scheme of the things.


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