ICL: Indian Cricket League

Selectors panel may have paid, honorary members


A suggestion to have a national selection committee made up of paid and honorary selectors was discussed at the last meeting of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ad-hoc committee held earlier this month in Lahore.

‘The News’ has learnt from one of the members that the issue of the selectors cropped up again at the meeting when former Test captain and member, Imtiaz Ahmed, inquired from Chairman Shaharyar Khan whether he had given any remarks in the press stating the present committee headed by Wasim Bari would continue till the 2007 World Cup.

“Shaharyar denied giving any such statement after which the selectors issue again came up for discussion,” the source said.

“During the course of the discussion after the Director Cricket Operations, Saleem Altaf, reminded that the committee had decided to have paid selectors and the Chairman said the present selectors were doing a good job, a suggestion came up that a joint selection committee made up of paid and honorary selectors should be appointed.

“The suggestion has been discussed but no final decision was made on it. The Chairman does not appear keen on pushing ahead with the decision to have a paid committee. But the feeling is a lot of talent is being wasted because the current selectors because of their honorary positions don’t have the time to properly scout out new talent or groom them,” the source explained.

Bari’s committee is expected to announce a list of 25 probables for the England tour by the end of this month.
Source:The News

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