Cricket news: Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza wasn’t a happy man after receiving player of the series award recently concluded ICC 2019 World Cup Qualifiers, as lashes out at ICC for restricting the World Cup to just 10 teams.
Cricket Buzz:Sikandar Raza claims the player of the series, but failed to qualify for World Cup.
The 31-year-old Zimbabwean star player show’s his disappointment after receiving the Player of the series award and states this award will remind him that his country won’t be the part of the mega cricketing event- World Cup 2019.
Raza apologizing to Zimbabwean fans for dashing their hopes “Certainly not happy at all. This trophy is a painful reminder of the dreams that we had, of the 15 million dreams we crushed. When I started playing cricket, I thought it was to unite the country, players of different backgrounds, everyone who comes together to play this beautiful sport. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. It’s a tough pill to swallow,” Raza said.
“This trophy will also serve as a reminder for Peter Borren and the Dutch players, for Coetzer and his Scottish players, for Mustafa and his UAE players, and all the countries who couldn’t make it to the World Cup,” he said.
“Congrats to Nepal on the ODI status. This trophy will also serve as a painful reminder for the two of our brother countries who lost their ODI status. I wish them luck. Not much to say; going through a lot of emotions,” he concluded.