Right before the Bangladesh BPL T20 start we came to know about Hafeez Amir BPL T20 2015 controversy, as Mohammad Hafeez refuses to play alongside Amir in the same team Chittagong Vikings of BPL T20 2015.
Pakistan right-handed batsman Mohammad Hafeez, turned down an offer of around 10 million Pakistani rupees as he refuses to play alongside Mohammad Amir in the same team of BPL T20 2015. Has said he will not share a dressing room with any player who has tarnished the image of Pakistan cricket. This Hafeez Amir BPL T20 2015 controversy comes after an Urdu newspaper, Jang, reported that Hafeez had turned down a lucrative offer from Bangladesh Premier League franchise Chittagong Vikings to play in BPL 2015-16, because Chittagong have Mohammad Amir in their squad.
“I am not against any individuals,” Hafeez told ESPNcricinfo about Hafeez Amir BPL T20 2015 controversy. “It is about the image of Pakistan cricket. I cannot play with any player who has tarnished and brought a bad name to the country. But, yes, if any other team offered me the contract with good money I could definitely play the BPL. Otherwise I prefer playing for my domestic team, SNGPL, in Quaid-e-Azam trophy at home.
This is the first time a player from the Pakistan team has publicly objected to playing with a tainted player. There have been reports that Ahmed Shehzad had previously objected to playing with Amir as well, but Test captain Misbah has been seen mingling with Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif at National Cricket Academy nets in Lahore. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Hafeez Amir BPL T20 2015 controversy, that there were some players who did not want to play with these three, who had been found guilty of spot-fixing in the Lord’s Test of 2010, but had their bans lifted this year as per ICC protocol.
Misbah said on the Hafeez Amir BPL T20 2015 controversy, Hafeez was welcome to his personal opinion, but he felt the BPL would be a good gauge to see how Amir measures up against top-class players after returning to domestic cricket this year. “It is pretty much his personal decision,” Misbah said. “But I think a better judge of that is the ICC and PCB. And especially the audience, the supporters, they really need to decide.
The BPL has attracted around 16 top players from Pakistan and most of these players will go directly from Dubai after the T20 series against England to Dhaka. The top players include Shahid Afridi, Misbah ul Haq, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, among others.