LAHORE - The highhandedness of the Lahore City Cricket Association officials is taking its toll on young and talented crickets. The people at the helm of the LCCA ignored the selection committee recommendations for the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and instead made drawing-room from players of its blue-eyed clubs. And recently the LCCA announced the Lahore Region under-19 teams without any trials leaving out even the best players of the previous year. The three zones of Lahore gave the lists of players to the LCCA for trials but the LCCA did not hold any trials and named the teams in the same manner it named the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy teams. For the last 10 years or so, the Lahore teams from the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, first class Patrons Trophy ODI and T20, have failed to make any impression. The reason is poor selection, nepotism and favoritism. Some circles have even accused that bribery is a common practice for selection which the officials vehemently deny. Another interesting thing to note is that the zonal officials select one or two players of a club who are their confirm voters, and majority of the players for the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and under-19 teams come from citys old and famous clubs like Shining Club, Mughalpura XI and Model Town Greens. The selectors do not bother to go in the field and spot the talent themselves. Najaf Latif, Abdul Sattar, Aamer Aslam, Fahadul Haq, Faisal Javed, Najeeb and many such players have failed to impress selectors despite great promise.