Pakistan Cricket Board to revert back to previous selection committee system after T20 World Cup disappointment | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reverting to its previous selection committee system after the recent T20 World Cup experiment without a chief selector resulted in poor outcomes.
Pakistan were eliminated in the group stage after losing to both the USA and India. The PCB believes the lack of a chief selector contributed to the team’s underperformance.
A source told PTI, “The board is likely to return to the old system of having a chief selector with two or three selectors and the captain and head coach not sitting in selection meetings with the selectors.”Former Test fast bowler Wahab Riaz, who was part of the selection committee for the T20 World Cup, might be appointed as the new chief selector.Wahab had previously served as chief selector before the PCB shifted to an eight-selector model.
In addition to Wahab, the new system had included the captain and head coach—Babar Azam and Gary Kirsten—alongside a data analyst and former cricketers like Mohammad Yousuf, Asad Shafiq, and Abdul Razzaq.
Despite his other role as the national team’s senior manager during the World Cup, Wahab is seen as a close confidant of PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi. He was also appointed as advisor sports by Naqvi when he was serving as caretaker chief minister of Punjab before the elections.
The board is also reconsidering the central contracts awarded to players by former chairman Zaka Ashraf, which span three years. The source indicated changes could be imminent for those underperforming.

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