Pakistani Fast Bowler Najaf Shah decided that it was enough now and it was time to express his anguish directly to the Pakistan Cricket Board for never ever considering him for the ‘A’ Team of Pakistan. The fast bowler wrote a letter addresses to the PCB inquiring the reasons for not ever considering him for the international squad. Najaf reminded the PCN in his letter about his performance in the domestic cricket tournament and the fact that he has been awarded the Grade I Silver League. He complained that he had been working very hard and all he got in return was a trophy and a Rs 25,000 cheque.
Najaf expressed his disappointment stating that he had been treated unfairly by the PCB and that he was expecting encouragement and appreciation from the PCB for his performance. He added that if the players were being considered on criterias other than their performance, then there was little hope for players like him coming from a middle class background. He expressed his suspicions of age being the reason for his rejection, as he had turned 30, but he also stated that this may not be the main reason, as cricketers like Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanveer and Muhammad Irfan were still playing on the domestic and the international level, despite being of his age.
Najaf demanded a valid justification for not being considered for the Pentagular and A team selection. He stated that the PCB should take action and appoint relevant people on his case. He added that if his plea was not considered then it would confirm the fact the entire system was corrupt and that people like him cannot progress due to a lack of a strong political or a cricketing background. He added a record of his ten years service at the domestic cricket scene and urged the PCB to take notice of him, as the long wait had made him disappointed and his dissatisfaction was affecting his personal life.