Pak batsman Fawad hopeful of making international return
Karachi, May 22 (ANI): Pakistan's out of favour middle order batsman Fawad Alam is looking forward to representing his club in order to gain form and return to international cricket.
Speaking exclusively to PakPassion.net about the Pakistan Champions League event, Alam stated "Rashid Latif has organised such club cricket tournaments in the past as well. However, this is the first time that a club-level tournament in Pakistan is going to feature a number of foreign teams. It's really exciting for all the players and it should be an excellent event."
The event kicked off with an extravagant opening ceremony followed by an exhibition match on May 20.
The Twenty20 tournament that offers a winning prize of $20,000 will witness 16 teams from Karachi and 17 teams from the other parts of the country locking horns with 7 foreign teams.
Fawad said: "My aim is clear and it is to help my club win the tournament. I will also try to utilise these matches to learn and improve my cricket."
Expressing his satisfaction at his domestic cricket statistics, he said: "Thanks to the Almighty - I performed really well in the previous domestic season. I've been able to score a thousand runs in every First Class season I have played in the last 3 or 4 years."
Fawad who last represented Pakistan in December 2010 against New Zealand when he scored 9 from 11 deliveries in a T20 International, added: "I always try my best to perform well wherever I play, be it club cricket, domestic cricket or international cricket and that will never change."
Pakistan's next assignment is the tour of Sri Lanka - a venue where Fawad Alam made his Test debut almost three years ago. Having been sent to open the innings, he smashed 168 in the second innings of the second Test of the series, becoming the first Pakistani to score a hundred on Test debut overseas.
However, a couple of low scores in his next two Tests led to his omission from not only the playing eleven but also the selectors' future plans with regards to Pakistan's Test line-up. (ANI)
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