Pacer Naseem Shah said after competing for Gloucestershire County that “30% of facilities are not in Pakistan.”
After his first season playing county cricket, pacer Naseem Shah asserted that Pakistan does not even have 30 percent of the comforts offered to club cricket players in England.
After his first season playing county cricket, pacer Naseem Shah asserted that Pakistan did not even have 30% of the comforts offered to club cricket players in England. The 19-year-old played for Gloucestershire during the current County Championship and T20 Blast seasons. But a mishap led to the end of his campaign. According to Naseem, who is from Pakistan’s Lower Dir district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the bulk of players come from places where it is difficult to obtain utilities.
“I had never seen facilities of this class because I also played club matches. The field was fantastic, with rapid pitches and a grassy outfield. They have a variety of amenities, and I estimate that 30% of them aren’t accessible to Pakistani national cricketers compared to what a regular cricketer gets here. I remember playing cricket for the first time in the mountains, and today I can see these kinds of conveniences. In a conversation on Pakistani cricket, Naseem said, “The native English players are privileged.
Shah said that his hometown lacked even a cricket ground, despite better facilities in big cities.
While my hometown lacks a cricket field, larger cities offer more amenities. In my perspective, these luxuries cannot be provided at home, but he added that if there are few, more cricket players will emerge.
While representing Gloucestershire in three T20 Blast contests, Naseem recorded five wickets.
Naseem took one wicket against Northamptonshire in his lone County Championship appearance.