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'Out of favour' Umar Gul blasts PCB after being ignored for England tour

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Out-of-favour Pakistan seamer Umar Gul took a dig at the PCB after being overlooked for the upcoming tour to England, which starts from 14 July.

The 32-year-old, whose career has been plagued by several injuries, expressed his indignation at the country's cricket board for continuously ignoring his desire to make an international return.

Insisting that injuries are part of cricket, the right-handed pacer said he is not asking the board to play him, but to provide him with a fair chance to make a comeback.

Lashing out at the double standard policy of the PCB , Umar said he was shocked to see him being dropped for the World T20 despite meeting the fitness criteria, the Dawn reported.

Umar believes the selectors are not willing to trust him despite proving his fitness.

The pace bowler's last ODI appearance came in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka back in March while he played his last T20 international against New Zealand in January.

Umar has appeared in 47 Test matches and claimed 163 wickets, while he has featured in 126 ODIs and bagged 173 wickets for Pakistan.

First published: 26 June 2016, 5:47 IST