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Wahab Riaz Takes An Indefinite Break From Red-ball Cricket

September 13, 2019: Experienced Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz has decided to take an indefinite break from red-ball cricket.

Wahab Riaz Withdraws From Quaid-E-Azam Trophy

Wahab Riaz has withdrawn from Quaid-E-Azam trophy which starts from September 14, 2019 and decided to take an indefinite break from red-ball cricket. He took his official twitter handle to inform the fans and media about his decision.

After a lot of thinking and discussions with my family and board, I have decided to take a break from red-ball cricket and maintain my fitness and focus on the shorter format for my country. It was a tough decision and I appreciate my Board’s support and guidance during this time
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 12, 2019

 I Want To Concentrate On White-ball Cricket: Wahab Riaz

Wahab is more optimistic about concentrating on white-ball cricket but, he has not retired from test cricket. He said that he would keep checking his fitness for red-ball cricket. His decision of taking an indefinite break from red-ball cricket was to prolong his white-ball career.
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He was to represent Babar Azam-led Central Punjab Side in Quaid-E-Azam Trophy 2019-20. His absence will affect Central Punjab’s bowling unit.
Wahab Riaz stated that he was in discussion with PCB on this matter; however, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took some time to admire his decision. He thanked Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for understanding and accepting his decision.
When asked about his plans regarding red-ball cricket, he replied,” During this period, I will focus on 50-over and 20-over cricket and continue to access my fitness for the longer version of the game. At a stage I feel I can’t only return to red-ball cricket but also perform well, I will make myself available.”
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