The team for Pakistan’s tour to Ireland and England was announced earlier today and in a rather customary fashion, Fawad Alam was ignored. However, something changed this time. Perhaps it was the rather ill-timed and unnecessary inclusion of Imam ul Haq, nephew of chief selector which has irked the fans.
Fawad Alam, has a built a loyal fan base with his consistent domestic performances. In the limited chances he has got in international cricket, he has been able to more than hold his own. There are many justifications given for his absence. However, this times it seems that the fans have had enough. Different social media cricket groups, having following of thousands are planning to protest against the exclusion of Fawad Alam from the team.
The whole squad has not being discussed and it is rather unfortunate that Imam ul Haq has been caught up in this whole fiasco. For best part of a decade, Fawad Alam has been plugging away in domestic cricket but has not been awarded a decent run in the side. His fans would hope that the protest reaches the corridors of PCB headquarters in Lahore.