Domestic cricketer turns to driver after departmental cricket ends

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KARACHI: Pakistan First-Class cricketer Fazal Subhan driving a Suzuki pickup in Karachi as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) restructuring of its domestic system and abandoned departmental cricket.

While talking to a sports journalist, Fazal Subhan said “Yes, I drive pickup for bhara as this is seasonal work. Some days there is a lot of work, and sometimes there is nothing for 10 days.

The FC cricketer said that he worked so hard to play for Pakistan. During departmental cricket, he were drawing a salary of Rs100,000 but since the departments have shut down he are down to Rs30,000 to 35,000, which is not enough to survive.

It is pertinent to mention here that Fazal Subhan has a first-class batting average of 32.87, said that many other cricketers are going through what he’s going through.

When asked to tell about his playing career, Subhan said: “I played for Pakistan Under-19 team, and I also played for Pakistan A. I appeared in 42 first-class matches and was among the top five for two years. I played the home series in Lahore against India. I had played thrice in the series, and scored 39, an unbeaten 22 and once I was out for naught.”

“Once I was in the frame for a Pakistan call-up as I was told by PCB to get ready. I had my passport scanned and everything but then I don’t know what happened. Something else was selected,” he concluded.