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    Did Mohammad Amir deserve to be demoted to Category C in Central Contracts?

    Granted he isnt playing Tests any more but shouldn't the contracts be based upon his importance to the side?

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    He honestly not THAT important.
    He was alright in the WC but not exceptional.
    We have 4 years till the next world cup we can groom players from now.

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    He was pretty decent in the WC but havent set the world on fire for few years now.

    Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Shinwari have won more man of the match awards (T20s and ODIs combined) than Amir in last couple of years and have played much less than Amir.

    Yes Amir has a better economy and gives control but even if we consider that he hasnt exactly outperformed above mentioned pacers in terms of impact in last few years.

    However, if Sarfaraz can get in category A on the basis of seniority surely Amir can as well but in terms of performances both of them dont deserve to be in category A and not even in B (Amir might squeeze in but its arguable) if performance is the benchmark.
    Last edited by Titan24; 13th August 2019 at 21:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    He was pretty decent in the WC but havent set the world on fire for few years now.

    Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Shinwari have won more man of the match awards (T20s and ODIs combined) than Amir in last couple of years and have played much less than Amir.

    Yes Amir has a better economy and gives control but even if we consider that he hasnt exactly outperformed above mentioned pacers in terms of impact in last few years.

    However, if Sarfaraz can get in category A on the basis of seniority surely Amir can as well but in terms of performances both of them dont deserve to be in category A and not even in B (Amir might squeeze in but its arguable) if performance is the benchmark.
    Sarfaraz is in category A because he is our t20i captain and possibly still our ODI captain not because of seniority.

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    Unfair when a useless spot in the team, Sarfraz, is given A contract - but not your match winner in the world cup, Amir.

    As Amir isn't playing Tests, wasn't doing well there either, then B grade would've been fine.

    Sarfraz should be given C contract as he's failing at everything, and is our worst performer.

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    Totally deserves "C" category

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instigation22 View Post
    Sarfaraz is in category A because he is our t20i captain and possibly still our ODI captain not because of seniority.
    Captain's title shouldnt undermine the importance of performance in my opinion although its an anomaly as for other teams captain's are generally their top performers as well and then it makes sense to have such an important player in the top bracket. For Sarfaraz unfortunately it doesnt look good as he has been a mediocre performer, not fit and just because he is the captain he is being given the top category.

    I dont mind having captain always in top category if he is selected as captain because he is a proven performer as well but not with doing nothing and just enjoying the privilege because of the title of captain. Havent achieved anything except CT 17 and T20 success as captain as well.

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    Should be paid on a match to match basis...


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    Pretty fair, you retire from test matches, you get downgraded and hopefully dropped permanently.

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    The pcb should take strict measures and set an example so that players think twice before leaving a format.


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    Wahab Riaz has been given a B contract..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Wahab Riaz has been given a B contract..
    Tbh if Wahab has gotten a B contract, Amir should also.

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    I think Amir should've gotten Category B contract. It is kind of disrespectful to offer him C contract considering he has been around for a while and he has done well.


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    Nah he didn't, he easily deserved B.

    If he was playing tests, he'd probably deserve A, he'd be a regular (and was one) in all three formats. In tests, in 2018 he averaged 19, in 2019 he averaged 24. Deserves his place in T20s. And while not great in ODIs, is still good enough to get into the side. If you're a player who gets in all 3 formats, you deserve A. It's not like he would have much competition, Sarfraz isn't excelling in any format yet is A, and Babar's the only other guy out of the 3 who plays all formats.

    C is just punishing him from retiring from tests. It probably doesn't matter to him anyway, it'll be more lucrative and lengthen playing career just playing limited overs, than if he got category A and was playing tests.

    I'm no Amir fan, and didn't really want him back after the fixing. But I don't like these "punishing" tactics. Make tests more attractive to play, you shouldn't have to force/punish people to play them. Amir on merit deserved the B contract. It's hard to argue he only deserved C performance based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Unfair when a useless spot in the team, Sarfraz, is given A contract - but not your match winner in the world cup, Amir.

    As Amir isn't playing Tests, wasn't doing well there either, then B grade would've been fine.

    Sarfraz should be given C contract as he's failing at everything, and is our worst performer.
    he betrayed with his performances.
    he wasn't our match winner in world cup.
    we lost all the matches where he took wickets.(wc19)
    we had only two match winners those were
    babar and shaheen.

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    Whoever advises him to retire from Test is an idiot... Lost A category because of this poor decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickyone View Post
    Whoever advises him to retire from Test is an idiot... Lost A category because of this poor decision.
    Amir is actually gambling that he will be able to perform at a high level consistently by quitting test matches. If his odi form still remains poor, he is going to lose his spot in the team

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    Considering he quit tests she shouldn't have had a contract at all

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    He is just a bowler now a day. His batting is going downhill fast and cant field at all anymore. I think its a fair category for him.

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    Absolutely.

    Doesn’t play Tests, isn’t a permanent fixture in ODI’s.

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    Its a good decision You cant take retirement at 27 from test cricket and expect to be paid well as well

    Its a good decision that will safeguard our test cricket

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    Despite the retirement from Test cricket, he could still have been easily handed a higher contract because of who he is. But it appears that the PCB must be seething due to the time and money that's been invested in him. Seems like a retaliatory response.

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    I do not think he cares about it. He will make far more money from T20 leagues than from the central contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Odd_One View Post
    I do not think he cares about it. He will make far more money from T20 leagues than from the central contract.
    Only if he stays fit.


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    Needed for at least two years now.

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    Yes

    Ran from the main format

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    PCB are obviously not happy with him after their investment decided to quit Test cricket.

    The Board obviously want to make an example of him by showing that those who quit Tests will suffer the consequences in terms of central contracts.



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    He has shown lack of commitment by retiring from test cricket at the age of 27 , who does that? C is good for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    PCB are obviously not happy with him after their investment decided to quit Test cricket.

    The Board obviously want to make an example of him by showing that those who quit Tests will suffer the consequences in terms of central contracts.
    PCB put a lot of effort to get him back in the system and obviously were expecting more from him, at this age most of the fast bowlers start to peak.


    It is either a heartache or a headache ..Argh relationships.

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    PCB clearly unhappy with Amir, from blue eyed boy to mere mortal..


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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Odd_One View Post
    I do not think he cares about it. He will make far more money from T20 leagues than from the central contract.
    If he takes British citizenship, we could see him in the IPL. One of the best bowlers in in the world in LOIs.


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