ISLAMABAD: Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir believes dropping Fawad Alam, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal for Ireland, England tour had no justification saying if performance in domestic cricket is no criteria then why to have such tournaments.

Talking to APP, Qadir said if coach and selectors had picked players for tests from performance in Pakistan Super League (PSL) then what is the use of holding Quaid-e-Azam Trophy?

“Best performing players in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy must be picked for tests same as PSL performing players should be picked for Twenty20s,” he said.

He said there is no say of selection committee in selecting the national team. “Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq himself had confessed that his nephew Imam-ul-Haq was picked by head coach Mickey Arthur.

If the coaching staff had to pick the players then is there is no need of the selection committee,” he said.

Speaking about Pakistan-India’s bilateral cricket series, he said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) must push for the resumption of Pak-India bilateral series. “The issue of the bilateral series must be resolved now,” he said.

Qadir said we can go to India or any neutral venue to play the bilateral series. “The people of both the nations are crazy for cricket as Pak-India series is greater than the Ashes and the Indian government must not mix politics with sports,” he said.