Former Pakistan batter Rameez Raja believes that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) should be used to promote the young talent in the country, and not for players who are nearing 40. Raja was recently replaced by Najam Sethi as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
"I strongly believe Pakistan Super League should not be meant for players, who are close to 40 years in age. We put the careers of young cricketers and future stars on stake just because of friendships," he said on his YouTube channel.
He also believes Saim Ayub and Mohammad Haris are future T20 International (T20I) openers for Pakistan.
"Saim Ayub and Mohammad Haris have immense potential and are future openers of Pakistan in T20I cricket," said Raja.
"However, after getting a start and setting the tempo, they should have finished the match. Not finishing the game is a waste of their talent and potential," he added.
While Haris scored 40 for Peshawar Zalmi in their second match of the PSL 2023 against Multan Sultans, Ayub, who came in at three smashed 53 off just 37 deliveries, but that was not good enough for the team as they fell short by 56 runs, chasing 211. However, they won their opening game of the competition against Karachi Kings by two runs after putting up 199.