Home Cricket News Canada Vice-Captain Harsh Thaker Voices Disappointment After Exclusion From T20 World Cup Squad

Canada Vice-Captain Harsh Thaker Voices Disappointment After Exclusion From T20 World Cup Squad

Canada Vice-Captain Harsh Thaker Voices Disappointment After Exclusion From T20 World Cup Squad

Canada’s vice-captain, Harsh Thaker, who has amassed 364 runs in 27 T20I matches, recently expressed his profound disappointment after being excluded from the upcoming T20 World Cup squad. Thaker, a key figure in the Canadian cricket team, took to social media to voice his frustrations and share his side of the story, sparking conversations within the cricket community about fairness and transparency in team selections.

On May 5th, Thaker suffered an injury that jeopardised his participation in the T20 World Cup. Despite this setback, he remained optimistic about his recovery and worked diligently under the guidance of Cricket Canada’s physio and team doctor. Both medical professionals indicated that while his return was risky, he could be fit for the tournament. They even suggested that he had a good chance of participating in the last two games of the World Cup, provided his recovery continued at the current pace.

In his social media post, Thaker detailed how he was instructed to focus on his rehabilitation and prepare for a fitness test scheduled for May 24th, just a day before the team departed for the World Cup. Thaker complied and significantly improved his physical condition, hopeful that his dedication would secure his spot in the squad.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Harsh Thaker (@harshthaker24)

However, Thaker’s hopes were dashed when he learned he had been dropped from the squad before taking the fitness test. Shocked and disheartened, he attempted to reach out to several members of the Cricket Canada board to discuss the matter but received no response.

Expressing his feelings of betrayal and disrespect, Thaker highlighted his long-standing commitment to the team. As a seasoned player, he expected a fair opportunity to prove his fitness and earn his place in such a prestigious tournament. He lamented the lack of communication and transparency from the selectors and the board, which added to his frustration.

Thaker’s exclusion from the squad has raised questions about the decision-making processes within Cricket Canada. Many fans and fellow cricketers have rallied behind him, emphasizing the importance of giving experienced players like Thaker a fair chance, especially when they have demonstrated significant recovery and commitment.

As the Canadian team prepares for the T20 World Cup, Thaker’s situation serves as a reminder of the challenges athletes face beyond the playing field. His experience underscores the need for clear communication and fair treatment in team selections, ensuring that deserving players are given every opportunity to represent their country on the global stage.

Get the latest cricket news here, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more such updates.

Latest Posts