Shahid Afridi Appointed As Interim Head Of PCB Selection Committee - Capital TV

May 28, 2023


Shahid Afridi Appointed As Interim Head Of PCB Selection Committee

Anum Razzaque

ISLAMABAD: The PCB Management Committee led by Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi has appointed former captain Shahid Afridi as the interim head of the Men’s National Selection Committee for the home series against New Zealand, on Saturday.

According to PCB, the former all-rounders, Abdul Razzaque and Iftikhar Anjum will also be a part of the panel.

On this new development, Shahid Khan Afridi said, “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.”

Najam Sethi also expressed his views about the former skipper and said, “There is no better person than him to understand the rigors, demands, and challenges of the modern-day game.”

Shahid Afridi played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs, and 99 T20Is from 1996 to 2018 in which he scored a total of 11,196 runs and took 541 wickets. He also captained the national side in 83 international matches. He was a member of the Pakistan side that won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2009 at Lord’s.

Abdul Razzaq, in a 17-year career from 1996 to 2013, played 343 international matches and scored 7,419 runs, and took 389 wickets. He was also a member of the side that won the 2009 side that lifted the T20 World Cup at Lord’s, said PCB

Meanwhile, Rao Iftikhar played a Test, 62 ODIs, and two T20Is from 2004 to 2010.

New Zealand is set to play two Tests and three One-Day Internationals on their first tour of Pakistan in 19 years. They arrived here on Thursday and will go play the first Test at the National Stadium on Monday.

The series between Pakistan and New Zealand consist of two test matches and 3 three One Day International (ODIs). The four matches of the series including first test match and two ODIs will be played in Karachi, while second test match will be staged to play in Multan, said PCB

Earlier, in Sep 2021, NZC canceled the tour before the last movements of the match began, despite all assurance of security clearance by the government of Pakistan, the board cited issues of “security threats.”

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