Kieron Pollard insists for the dialogue between West Indies Cricket Board and its players

Pollard hasn't played for West Indies since September 2017.

Kieron Pollard | Reuters

The West Indies cricket team is currently featuring in the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifiers, but some of its leading players are participating in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). One such cricketer is the towering all-rounder, Kieron Pollard, who is currently representing Multan Sultans in the PSL.

Pollard hasn’t played an ODI match for West Indies since October 2016 and nearly 1.5 years later, the 30-year-old still remains forthright about his exclusion.

"The last discussion I had with the national selectors was on January 7 which was basically about availability and selection. As it stands right now, they're going about their business and I'm trying to see if I can go about mine as well," Pollard said in an exclusive in an interview with Sportstar.

It is a no-brainer that the West Indies Cricket is suffering in all three formats without the services of their premier players. No wonder, Pollard feels a dialogue must take place between both parties.

"You don't want to sit and play the blame game, you don't want to blame the board or the players. You have to come together as a group for the best interest of the brand which is cricket," Pollard noted.

Pollard, who is yet to appear in red-ball cricket, also confessed that at this juncture of his career he is concentrating in limited-overs cricket only.

"At this moment, white ball cricket is where my heart is. It is what I enjoy the most. I haven't played first-class cricket for a number of years. There are a lot of people around the world who try to tell me that I haven't played Test cricket and whatever but I just want to let them know that I'm happy with my decision of playing T20s.

"Those who want to play Tests and have had the opportunity, congrats to them. I'm content with how my life is going at present," Pollard said.

Multan Sultans may have eliminated from the PSL knockouts but Pollard remains positive about his team's performance.

"My experience with Multan has been good. Although we tapered off a little towards the end, the team's done a great job despite being a new franchise. We've given ourselves a certain identity this season. That said, I wish we had done one better," Pollard concluded.

By Salman Anjum - 17 Mar, 2018

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