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Former Captain Slams Ramiz Raja for Bringing Foreign Mentors for Junior League

Former Pakistan captain, Salman Butt, has slammed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Ramiz Raja, for appointing foreign cricketers as team mentors for the Pakistan Junior League’s inaugural edition.

Earlier this month, the Pakistan Cricket Board named former South African spinner, Imran Tahir, former West Indies captain, Daren Sammy, and New Zealand star, Colin Munro, as team mentors for the Pakistan Junior League.

In response to the PCB’s decision, Butt stated, “There are no players who can mentor youngsters in Pakistan. There is no one. We don’t even have soil to put on wickets in Pakistan, and you are talking about mentors.”

The Pakistan Junior League is scheduled to take place from October 1 to 14 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Salman Butt, who represented Pakistan in 33 Test matches, went on to say that Ramiz is interested in foreign drop-in pitches, soil, coaches, and mentors, so bringing a chairman from another country would be preferable.

Last month Butt also slammed Ramiz Raja for running the board based on his likes and dislikes, claiming that he was first removed from the team and then from the commentary panel.

Furthermore, the cricket board has unveiled the official logo for the franchise-based tournament, and earlier this month, the board invited young talented cricketers to participate in the league.

  • Foreign or local coaches, one thing is certain, Mr Salman Butt should not be allowed within a 100 yards of any professional/ budding cricketers. What with his knack for march fixing, this guy is bad news.

    • Indeed. The youngsters don’t need mentoring in spot fixing. We have failed to make examples out of sellouts like Mr. Butt

  • What about Salman Butt reputation? What he have done in England? He has no write to talk about cricket…

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