Cricbuzz Prediction : Pakistan appoints Shahid Afridi as new interim chief selector

The new chairman of PCB’s steering committee, Najam Sethi, has dissolved the previous committee headed by Mohammad Wasim.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed former captain Shahid Afridi as interim chief selector of the men’s team, and former international players Abdul Razak and Rao Iftikhar as members of the selection committee.

The new chairman of PCB’s steering committee, Najam Sethi, has dissolved the previous committee chaired by Mohammad Wasim.

Sethi on Thursday sacked Ramiz Raja as PCB chairman after the government appointed a management board to form a new board within four months.

Former Test player Haroon Rasheed, one of his 14 members on the new Interim Management Committee, has been appointed chairman of the selection committee.

Wasim is a former midfield slugger from Pakistan who was appointed in 2020 and next year he was set to stay in India until his Cup of 50 overs.

Sethi welcomed Afridi as chairman of the selection committee and hoped the committee would make “bold and daring decisions that will help form a strong and competitive side in the series against New Zealand”.

Pakistan had already announced her 16-man squad for a friendly against New Zealand that starts Monday, and it was not clear if the new selection committee would make any changes.

Flamboyant Afridi scored 541 wickets, 398 ODIs and 99 Twenty20 in his bowling legspin, scoring 11,196 runs in 27 Tests. He has also captained the team in 83 international competitions. He was a member of the team that won his Cup at the 2009 T20 Worlds held in England.

“We need to get back to winning ways,” Afridi said in a statement. no doubt.”

New Zealand will play an international match in Pakistan for the first time since 2003, when they last toured the country in a limited over her series.

Pakistan had her 3-0 victory over England last week. It is the first home game in a series of three or more friendly matches.

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