The former test batsman and Pakistan’s leading test run scorer, Younus Khan, has requested United Bank Limited to retract the decision of ending its domestic cricket team.
The legendary cricketer used his Twitter handle to convey his message to UBL Chairman. He addressed the Chairman Anwar Parvez through the tweet saying:
It is my humble request to Sir Anwar Parvez Saab, the chairman of Bestway, to reconsider their decision with regards to quitting the @UBLDigital cricket team. It can only harm our beloved country Pakistan & it’s cricket. #SaveUBL
Here is the cricketer’s video message to UBL:
It is my humble request to Sir Anwar Parvez Saab, the chairman of Bestway, to reconsider their decision with regards to quitting the @UBLDigital cricket team. It can only harm our beloved country Pakistan & it’s cricket. #SaveUBL pic.twitter.com/kfx5g4UkXh
— Younus Khan (@YounusK75) June 7, 2018
No More Departmental Cricket
The bank recently announced that they are removing their cricket team from the domestic circuit and the cricketer has been continuously raising his voice against it. Younus recently talked to the media at UBL academy and highlighted how much hard work the youngsters are putting in. He added that they will be disappointed if they lose a good cricketing platform such as UBL.
UBL is the only department with such a good set-up. Young players, at their training facility, will surely get discouraged by this move. How does it sound that ‘We will manage the cricket academy but will shut the cricket team’. It doesn’t seem fair.
The cricketer added,
UBL are the reigning departmental one-day champions and have eight or nine current national players in its ranks. I hope the relevant quarters will pay heed to my plea.
Many cricketers including Sarfraz Ahmed pointed out that the end of departmental cricket isn’t a good news for Pakistan cricket.