Yesterday, Tuesday 19th of January 2010, was a cashing day for all Pakistani news TV channels, as it was the breaking news all around the circuit that none of the Pakistani players, who and their head i.e. Mr. Ejaz Butt (the Butt head ofcourse) who worked so hard to get part into the third leg of the T20 tournament namely IPL, the IPL franchises drew water on their hopes by not selecting either of the top notch T20 players of the Pakistani T20 side.
It was almost predicted by some of the Cricket Analysts that it seems difficult that Pakistani T20 team players might induct into the IPL3 but thanks to our Cricket Board's chairman, Mr. Butt, we were trying to make hole in the building's beam pillar with the help of a hammer and screw =P, end result- nada.
Why can't we think of the consequences when we apply international assignments? Like for the last international tour in Pakistan, i.e. Sri Lanka's test tour of Pakistan, security didn't seemed to be fool proof either, even in the Karachi test, where Younus Khan scored 300 runs, during that memorable test match, I didn't see that much tight security as much as I expected as I used to go through Hassan Square to the Jail Road via University Rd. their wasn't that much strict security, keeping in mind, ICC had clearly mentioned that this tour is a testing one as in failing, the governing organization might not be able to convince the foreign teams to visit the entangled in war country and to play here, even knowing that, we didn't do our homework, we even went down, to as low as Sri Lanka's management, keeping in mind, managerial wise in South Asia, India is on top, after that Bangladesh than Sri Lanka and than thanks to 3rd March fiasco, Pakistan lie on the fourth and the last position, else during 1999 - 2003 it was rated between 2nd and 3rd in the same rating.
Whatever did happen yesterday, it was a direct slap on the face of Pakistan Cricket Board, a.k.a. PCB and indirect on Pakistani Cricket and on Pakistan itself. Keeping in mind, our team is the only team in T20 cricket till now, which didn't loose a single T20 match since winning the T20 world cup in England last year, still these players weren't bid for this years IPL, how shame!
And more shameful on the Cricket Board of Pakistan, that they aren't shameful on what they did! Loose management, lost contacts from neighboring Cricket Boards, not airing of Pakistani U19 world cup matches on the TV - complaining that time doesn't match, even we don't have that much warmly greeted relations with the South East Asian Cricket Boards like India and Sri Lanka are having.
We want some live wires in the management, unlike those rotten wires which are being re-used again while stripping into the new. God knows after such things people might take their child away from cricket, the last of the sport which is played with so much zeal all over Pakistan.
Some analysts say, Pakistan ka Khuda hi Hafiz hai (God is the only savior for Pakistan), we should also say that Pakistani Cricket ka bhi Khuda hi Hafiz hai (God is also the savior for Pakistan Cricket)