cricket-news

Fawad Ahmed's controversy raises doubts over honour of playing for country: Report

Sydney, Sept 11 : Australian media has claimed that unless spinner Fawad Ahmed does something special on the field, he will continue to be referred to as the Pakistani asylum seeker turned Australian cricketer, in the background of the sponsor logo controversy.


According to news.com.au, CA asked Ahmed if he was all right with wearing the Australian team kit with a sponsor's logo for a brewery on it.

In the event, Ahmed said he would prefer not to; CA was fine with it, as were the sponsors, the report said.

The report said that Ahmed's case raises the question of how much, and what, playing for a country means in the modern day.

Athletes nowadays are individuals first, no matter what the sport, and they are driven firstly and mostly by a need to excel individually, the report added.

In other words, the identity of the country an athlete represents, or any attachment to it, might not be as important to the athlete as the desire to be among the best at whatever discipline the athlete has chosen and be recognised as such by being selected to represent their country, the report further said.

Although Ahmed probably just wants to be as good a leg-spinner as he can be, he will, perhaps always, come to represent much more, according to the report.

--ANI (Posted on 12-09-2013)

cricket-news headlines

Super Kings score 140/6 against Royals

Rajasthan Royals elect to field against Super Kings

IPL: All-round Kings XI Punjab register easy victory

Maxwell stars again in Kings XI big win

Sunrisers elect to field against Kings XI

IPL: Mukul Mudgal Committee to agrees to continue probe

Amritsar and Patiala record outright victories

Virat Kohli has made a place for himself: Javagal Srinath

Apex court asks Mudgal if he would probe IPL scandal

IPL scam: BCCI proposes panel to SC; petitioner objects

IPL: CSK thrash Delhi by 93 runs

Chennai Super Kings get a big win over Daredevils

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top