PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf expresses the best wishes on all-rounder Imad Wasim Retirement. Imad, aged 34, retired from international cricket, believing it was the right time for a new phase.
Zaka praised Imad’s contributions, expressing Pakistan’s sense of loss due to his retirement. “His role, particularly in white-ball cricket, was pivotal for the team’s success. While we respect his decision, we’ll feel his absence on the field” Zaka conveyed in a statement from PCB.
“On behalf of PCB and its management committee, I thank Imad for his service to Pakistan cricket. We wish him success in his future endeavors” Zaka added.
Imad reflected on his international career, stating, “I’ve pondered over my time in international cricket and concluded it’s time for me to step away.” He thanked PCB fans, family, and friends for their unwavering support.
The 34-year-old debuted in May 2015 against Zimbabwe and played 55 ODIs and 66 T20Is for Pakistan, securing 109 wickets and scoring 1,472 runs. He notably contributed to Pakistan’s victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy and participated in multiple global tournaments.
Imad recently opted out of the ongoing National T20 in Karachi after joining the Islamabad squad. His next move includes participating in the Abu Dhabi T10 league starting November 28, representing the Deccan Gladiators.
Imad is part of the Deccan Gladiators for the T10 League, and the franchise is eagerly awaiting PCB‘s approval for his participation.
“The NOC hasn’t been issued yet. We’re waiting for the PCB’s decision” stated a Gladiators’ spokesperson.
The Gladiators’ first match is against the New York Strikers on November 28.
Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik and rookie wicketkeeper Mohammad Haris have already opted out of the T10 League to prioritize playing in the national tournament