Ex-Pakistan spinner explains why ‘Indian cricket system is better than Pakistan’

Former Pakistan cricketer Abdur Rehman is not a fan of the cricket system that prevails in the country. In fact, he feels that the cricketing structure in India is far better than Pakistan’s.

The slow left-arm orthodox bowler retired from international cricket in October 2018. In a recent interview, he was of the opinion that the structure of India’s domestic cricket helps the cricketers in the long run.

He said: “Indian system is much better than Pakistan. Their level of domestic cricket is really high. Their attitude towards players is very good. Even their domestic cricket has a standard, so the players are treated accordingly.”

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Rehman was known for keeping the economy tight in his playing days, especially in Test cricket where he became a dependant spinner for Pakistan for a long time. His criticism of Pakistan’s cricketing ways isn’t new and most veterans of the game feel that India has one of the best cricket grass-root system in the world.

Rehman lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board for their player selection policy. “Last year, PCB had handed out central contracts and paid players 50 lakh. But today, there are neither in PSL nor in domestic cricket. Who is to blame for this fiasco? There has to be a system in place,” he added.