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Imad Wasim Confirms Retirement U-Turn, Available For T20 World Cup Selection


Imad announces int'l comeback after terrific PSL season [AP Photo]

Pakistan spin allrounder Imad Wasim on Saturday (March 22) announced a much-speculated retirement u-turn, confirming his return to the international circuit following a premature and controversial exit from the scene late last year. 

The left-arm spinner and handy lower middle-order powerhitter said the decision was taken based on fruitful discussions with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials, making himself available for selection in T20Is ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 in June. 

Imad, who ended the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024 with a pair of tremendous allround performances in Islamabad United's title triumph, was reportedly discussing his comeback plans with PCB officials in the past week and has now officially set himself in line for a return in Pakistan colours. 

Imad Wasim Confirms Pakistan Retirement U-Turn 

"I am happy to announce that pursuant to meeting PCB officials, I have reconsidered my retirement and am delighted to declare my availability for Pakistan cricket in T20i format leading up to ICC T20I World Cup 2024," Imad tweeted. 

"I would like to thank the PCB for reposing trust in me and I would give my very best to bring laurels to my country. Pakistan comes first!"

Imad, a limited-overs specialist, who last turned out for Pakistan in April 2023, shocked Pakistan fans by announcing his retirement in November last season when he was facing criticism for his absence from the domestic List A competition while seen doing his expert duties on TV for ICC World Cup 2023. 

At the time, the decision seemed haste, especially as Imad soon emerged in terrific form playing the PSL 2024 for eventual winners United. 

However, the cricketer did indicate in that phase he could be making a return as a T20I specialist if the team management and selectors require his services for the forthcoming T20 World Cup, which has eventually transpired.