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Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez dropped from PCB central contracts


first_img Press Trust of India KarachiAugust 8, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 14:46 IST Shoaib Malik retired from one-day internationals after Pakistan’s World Cup campaign ended. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were exuded from PCB central contractsPCB has reduced number of centrally contracted players from 33 to 19 for the 2019-20Malik announced his retirement from ODI cricket while Hafeez retired from TestFormer captains Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were left out of the list of players awarded central contracts for the 2019-20 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday.Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, batsman Babar Azam and leg-spinner Yasir Shah were retained in category A.Test opener Azhar Ali and left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir, who recently announced his retirement from Test cricket, have been demoted in category B and C respectively.The board has also reduced the number of centrally contracted players from 33 to 19 for the 2019-20 season during which the men’s cricket team will play six World Test Championship Tests, three One Day Internationals and nine T20Is.”While finalising the list of central contracts, which will run from 1 August 2019 to 30 June 2020, players’ performances and fitness in the past 12 months and the formats they are likely to represent Pakistan in the upcoming season was taken into consideration,” PCB said in a media release.Despite Malik and Hafeez’s omission, the PCB maintained the two will be available for selection.”Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have not been offered contracts but they will remain available for selection.”Malik had announced his retirement from ODIs after the World Cup and will now only play T20 format while Hafeez has retired from Test cricket.”The PCB have set high standards and targets in its strategic plan for the upcoming season. We want to attach a high value to receiving a central contract.”We have complete faith and confidence that these players will set-up and produce on-field performances that will help us collectively achieve our objectives and targets,” PCB Managing Director, Wasim Khan said.advertisementCategory A (PKR 1.1m) : Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Yasir ShahCategory B (PKR 750,000) : Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab RiazCategory C (PKR 550,000): Abid Ali, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood and Usman ShinwariAlso Read | Waqar Younis slams senior Pakistan players for ‘lingering on in their careers’Also Read | Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir planning to settle down in the UKAlso See For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Shoaib MalikFollow Sarfaraz Ahmed Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez dropped from PCB central contractsFormer Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik , who announced his retirement from ODI cricket after his side’s last match in the World Cup 2019, did not find a place in the PCB central contracts.advertisementlast_img read more


Sotol, Tequila’s Northern Cousin, is the Next Mexican Spirit You Have to Try


first_img America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Over the last few years, spirits made in Mexico have gained notoriety and grown in popularity. First, tequilas rose to power (and still on top of the pile, as it were, selling 15,867,000 cases in 2016). Then, more recently, we’ve seen an explosion of mezcals available in markets across the United States. Now, we’re getting a new treat—the northern cousin to tequila and mezcal, sotol.Made from a wild plant called “the Desert Spoon” (Dasylirion wheeleri), which is known as sotol in Spanish, the spirit can only be produced in three states—Chihuahua, Coahuila, or Durango. Originally, Desert Spoon was thought to be (and classified as) an agave, but is no longer as more DNA studies have been completed and it was shown that it is merely related to agave.Dasylirion Plant/Fabriquero SotolFabriquero Sotol, for example, one of the first sotols to be sold commercially in the United States, is also one of only two sotols made in Durango. Produced by Don Héctor Jiménez using century-old methods at his family’s vinata, Fabriquero uses 100-percent estate-grown sotol that are hand-picked and cooked for five days in a pit that uses acacia and mesquite as fuel. Once cooking has been completed, the sotol is crushed and fermented in the open air before being double distilled in a copper alembic still.As for its flavor profile, the spirit takes on many of the characteristics of the elements around it. You’ll get a good bit of minerality and grassiness from the terroir, while also having slightly smoky notes that come from the five-day cooking process. The various features that you can pull out of the sotol help it to be a spirit you can drink straight, on the rocks, or in a cocktail (sotol old fashioned, anyone?)Fabriquero Sotol will be available nationwide in limited quantities and will retail around $65. The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind 6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know last_img read more