The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it clear that there will be no change in the selection committee and Misbah-Ul-Haq will continue as the chief selector. He is also the head coach of the team as well.
There were speculations in the media that former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar could be appointed as the new chairman of the selection committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board in place of Misbah-ul-Haq, but this will not happen.
PCB denied rumors of replacing Misbah-Ul-Haq:
According to Pakistani media, Shoaib Akhtar has been offered by the PCB to become the chief selector. There was a private meeting between Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani and Board CEO Wasim Khan, following which there were rumors that the responsibility could be taken away from Misbah. According to PCB official, there will be no change in the selection committee of PCB.
We have no plans of making any changes in the selection committee: PCB
The PCB official has said, “These are just rumours and nothing else. We have no plans of making any changes in the selection committee at this point of time. How could we do that? We have yet make evaluation key posts.
We have already made it clear that all the key posts would go under thorough evaluation at the completion of a set period. That revive has yet to be conducted, so there is no reason to make any changes in the committee.”
Shoaib Akhtar’s meeting with PCB was completely private:
He described Shoaib Akhtar’s recent meeting with the board as completely private. He said, “Shoaib had requested for meeting and he was obliged during Mani and Wasim’s stay in Islamabad. There was no other reason for that meeting except that the former Test cricketer wanted to meet the PCB top brass.”
“Iqbal Qasim has recently resigned from the post of cricket committee head and as such the PCB is currently looking for a suitable candidate on the post. At the moment we even did not finalise the name as a new head of the cricket committee.”