Pakistan team selection on ‘WhatsApp’!!!!

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will bring in some new faces in Pakistan cricket on the recommendation of its recently-constituted “Special Committee”.

Talking to APP, a top PCB official, on condition of anonymity, said the PCB Special Committee will hold its opening meeting in Lahore on Friday.

The meeting is most likely to give the recommendations of sacking the coaches, Twenty20 captain and the selection committee.

The official said Haroon was so non-serious about his role as chief selector as he didn’t conduct meetings of the selection committee and used to finalise teams for series or tournaments on `WhatsApp'”.

The PCB’s Special Committee is headed by Shakil Sheikh while the members include Subhan Ahmad (Chief Operating Officer PCB), Iqbal Qasim, Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.

The official said the committee will be giving recommendations to the PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan for the removal of coaches, T20 captain and the selection committee which is headed by Haroon Rasheed.

He said the special committee will be calling in everyone who they think are responsible for the team’s debacle. “They will be questioned on what improvement they have affected since they took over their respective jobs,” he said.

He said the PCB Chairman is unhappy with Haroon and he wants to sack the selection committee. “Haroon had not done any homework on the players while naming them in the squads since he took over as PCB selection committee chairman,” he said.

He said it was the decision of Haroon to include Khurram Manzoor in the Asia Cup T20 and World T20 squad. “The PCB Chairman was not in favour of Khurram’s inclusion but Haroon put him in the squad,” he said.

It may be mentioned that Pakistan performed poorly in the Asia Cup. Pakistan lost to India and Bangladesh and was unable to qualify for the final of the mega event.