Misbah to continue as chief selector : PCB
There was some rumours that Pakistan chief selector Misbah UL Haque will be exempt from his role as a chief selector. It was also rumoured that speedster Shoaib Akhter will replace Misbah as chief selector. Hence , Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has cleared the air saying that Misbahul Haq would continue to head the committee along with his coaching duties.
The speculation for Shoaib to take as selectors role grew following a private meeting of the former pacer with Ehsan Mani and PCB Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan in Islamabad this week. But a PCB official confirmed that there is no plans of any change in the selection committee nor anything like that has been considered.
“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,” the PCB official 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.” He termed the recent meeting of Shoaib with the PCB top brass as totally private.