What will Pakistan team’s selection committee look like in future?

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KARACHI: In continuation of the ongoing shuffle within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the team’s management, the board has laid out new formula for the future of the national side’s selection committee, sources told Geo News on Wednesday.

The sources say that the selection panel will now feature white-ball and red-ball coaches along with the relevant captain of the relevant format and will also include former cricketers Mohammad Yousuf, and Asad Shafiq.

The revamped formula for the selection committee comes in light of the repercussions of the Green Shirts’ dismal performance and early exit from the T20 World Cup 2024 which has prompted Mohsin Naqvi-led board to make key changes.

A day earlier, the board confirmed sacking former pacer Wahab Riaz and ex-allrounder Abdul Razzaq from the seven-member selection committee while retaining Yousuf, Shafiq and Bilal Afzal.

Wahab was a member of the men’s selection committee, whereas Razzaq was part of the selection committees for both men’s and women’s teams.

Furthermore, the board has also removed Riaz from the post of senior team manager along with team manager Rana Mansoor due to the lack of discipline during the last three tours of the men’s team.

Both Wahab and Razzaq, the sources have claimed, extended undue favours to certain players and PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi decided to oust the duo only after the culmination of the investigation into the said matter.

The players supported by the duo turned out to be the ones who didn’t perform and were in fact opposed by other members of the selection committee as well, the sources added.

However, reacting to his removal, the former pacer questioned how could one individual’s vote dominate six, as the selection committee comprised seven members. He stressed that everything was documented on record in the minutes of the meeting.

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