Former captain Shahid Afridi was on Saturday named the interim chief selector of the Pakistan men’s national team.
Afridi will head an interim committee of selectors that features former gamers Abdul Razzaq, Rao Ifthikar Ahmed, and Haroon Rasheed.
For now, the committee will solely choose the team for the house collection in opposition to New Zealand, that features two Tests and three ODIs and begins Monday.
Both Afridi and Haroon are members of the cricket administration committee, headed by Najam Sethi, appointed to run the affairs of the sport for the subsequent 4 months.
The newly-appointed 14-member committee had eliminated Muhammad Wasim as chief selector on Friday, a place he held since December 2020.
I welcome the interim Men’s National Selection Committee and haven’t any doubts that regardless of restricted time, they’ll make courageous and daring choices that may assist us produce a powerful and aggressive aspect within the collection in opposition to New Zealand, Sethi stated in a press release.
“Shahid Afridi has been an attacking cricketer who performed all his cricket with no worry. He has practically 20 years of cricket expertise, has featured in all codecs with vital success, and extra importantly, has at all times backed and supported younger expertise.
“So, in our collective opinion, there isn’t a higher particular person than him to grasp the pains, calls for, and challenges of the modern-day recreation, Sethi added.
A day earlier than he was fired, Wasim had named a 16-member squad for the two-Test collection in opposition to New Zealand.
I’ve no doubts that by meritocratic and strategic choice choices, we are going to assist the national aspect to carry out strongly within the collection in opposition to New Zealand and reclaim the boldness of our followers,” Afridi stated.
I’ll quickly convene a gathering of the selectors and can share my plans close to the upcoming matches.
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