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Former Pak Skipper Shahid Afridi to head new selection committee, Ramiz Raja Sacked from top job!

Pakistan cricket new selector committee

Former captain Shahid Afridi will head the selectors’ committee for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Let us look at Pakistan cricket new selector committee in detail.

Official confirmation by PCB, the latest change since the team thrashed by England.

  • The PCB underwent a major overhaul on Thursday when a 14-member management committee took over after Ramiz Raja was sacked as chairman.
  • The main committee, headed by former chairman Najam Sethi, also dismissed chief selector Mohammad Wasim before appointing Afridi.
  • Former players Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar were also named selectors, the PCB said.
  • The changes follow Pakistan’s first-ever 3-0 home whitewash by England this month.

In addition to former teammates Rao Iftikhar Anjum and Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi has been chosen the interim chief selector of the Pakistani men’s national team. The committee has been tasked for the examining of the Test squad. Which was declared by Mohammad Wasim prior to his removal as chief selector as part of the PCB. For now, the appointment is limited for the forthcoming home series against New Zealand.

The new PCB management committee, which assumed office on Thursday.

Disbanded all committees formed under the now-defunct 2019 constitution, including the selection committee, on Friday.

Afridi originally named to the management committee but declined. Stating he wanted to concentrate on his humanitarian foundation and wouldn’t be able to perform the job right. On Friday, he nevertheless participated via video conference in the inaugural meeting of the new management committee.

“I feel honored to have been assigned this responsibility by the PCB Management Committee and will leave no stone unturned in fulfilling this responsibility to the best of my abilities,” Afridi said. “We need to get back to our winning ways and I have no doubts that through meritocratic and strategic selection decisions, we will help the national side to perform strongly in the series against New Zealand and reclaim the confidence of our fans.

“I will soon convene a meeting of the selectors and will share my plans with reference to the upcoming matches.”

What is Shahid Afridi world record?

When Afridi scored the quickest ODI century ever in 1996, it was one of his career’s high points. The Pakistan all-rounder scored his hundred against Sri Lanka in just 37 deliveries while taking part in only his second One Day International. For more than 17 years, Afridi held the record for the quickest ODI century.

Why is Afridi so famous?

Known for aggressive batting style, and previously held the record for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket, and he hit the longest ever six in the history of cricket.

Akash Kumar
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