BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 27: Wahab Riaz of Pakistan bowls during the ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at Edgbaston on May 27, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Harry Trump - IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Wahab Riaz takes indefinite break from red-ball cricket

KARACHI (PPI): Left-arm fast-bowler Wahab Riaz today confirmed he has withdrawn from the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and has decided to take an indefinite break from red-ball cricket.

“After reviewing my past couple of years’ performances in red-ball cricket and the upcoming limited overs cricket, I have decided to take time off from first-class cricket,” Wahab Riaz said.

“During this period, I will like to 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 cannot only return but also perform with the red-ball, I would make myself available.

“The PCB had been trying to convince me to pursue my career with red-ball, but today I met them to convey my decision. I am grateful for their understanding and support.”

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