KARACHI: Former Test cricketer Tanvir Ahmed, known for his aggressive and straight forward analysis, stressed that former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed must have declined to accept central contract in D category.
Speaking to this correspondent exclusively, Ahmed raised concerns over Sarfaraz's silence.
"I don't know why Sarfaraz is silent," said Tanveer. "A captain who has won Champions Trophy. A player who has several achievements, I don't why he is tolerating such an attitude from PCB," he said.
"Had I won Champions Trophy and faced such an attitude, I would have told PCB what they actually deserve. But, I think some players somehow want to be in the team regardless of respect," he shared his two cents.
Tanvir also took a dig at PCB for keeping Fawad Alam in B category. "They have facilitated all of their friends in full capacity. Otherwise, Fawad should have been in A category of red-ball format contracts. He only plays Test format and look at his performance, it's injustice to give him the contract in B category," highlighted Tanvir, who played five Tests and two ODIs for Pakistan.
On the other hand, Tanvir also talked about PCB chairman Ramiz Raja's meeting with Karachi-based former cricketers.
"The meeting was meaningless," Tanvir stated. "Chairman came to meet us at a time when things are already uncertain for him. But, I made the most of this opportunity and put Karachi's cricket issues in front of him. I was very blunt and straight forward unlike others who were present in the meeting," the cricketer-turned-analyst shared.
To a query about being offered a role by PCB chief in the meeting, Tanvir refuted the rumors. "Whoever said this to you or spread it on social media, misquoted facts. In fact, Ramiz Bhai in general asked everybody in the meeting 'will you be available if any post is offered to you in the PCB?'" Tanvir disclosed.
"And, I was surprised to see the response. Even, 70-years-old former cricketers raised their hands to show interest for the job in PCB," he added.
"But, I can assure you one thing, you will never see Tanvir Ahmed in any PCB post ever. Because, I know nobody allows you to work with honesty there," he concluded.