Paksitan Cricket Board's idea of introducing performance-based central contract
has drawn sharp criticism from former captain Inzamam ul Haq, who believes
that it is improper to judge experienced players and freshers on the same scale.
"The fact is I don't agree with the concept of performance-based contracts
because a player is in the Pakistan team only on the basis of performance.
But how can one judge in the same way a player who has played 80 Tests and one
who is still raw," he said.
Inzamam also hit out at the board for their constant talk on
player's power. "What is player's power? Basically this talk arises when
an established player gives some advise to the board," he said.
The former captain, who is keen to continue playing Test cricket, said the Pakistan team needed a full-time coach who could communicate
well with the players.
"Whether the board appoints a foreign or local coach, it is their choice.
But he should be someone who can communicate well with the players," he
Inzamam asserted that no one could stop him from playing Test
cricket if it was destined so.
"I strongly believe that if fate has ordained me to play
Test cricket, no one can stop me from doing so. If it's not in my fate even
the selectors can do nothing about it," he said.