Primrose Cricket Club star contemplating SA immigration

Usman QadirQadir in action for Primrose Cricket Club last year.

Pakistan and Primrose Cricket Club spin bowler Usman Qadir is considering a permanent move to South Africa.

Qadir strung together several telling performances for the Kenilworth-based Primrose Cricket Club during the 2015-16 Western Province Cricket Association season, including match hauls of nine for 95 against United Cricket Club, eight for 149 against Cape Town Cricket Club and six for 66 against Victoria Cricket Club.

The 22-year-old is the son of former Test and ODI leg-spinner Abdul Qadir – and played in two Under-19 World Cups.

He became a centrally contracted player in 2010, but has suggested nepitism is preventing him from graduating to the Test, ODI or T20I team.

“I want to play cricket and I have come through the ranks because of my own ability,” Usman told ESPNcricinfo.

“But there is always a sense of skepticism about my inclusion in a team. I don’t want to spoil my passion for the game.

“So, I think I’d rather play my cricket where I can focus only on my cricket rather than unnecessary criticism.”

Primrose Cricket Club finished in fifth position in the 10-team WPCA premier league at the end of the 2015-16 season.