Moin Khan sacked from chief selector post


PHOTO: AFP
PHOTO: AFP
Amid much controversy over his role as Pakistan national team chief selector, Moin Khan was sacked on Saturday by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Express News reported.
During the World Cup tournament, which the men in green crashed out of following a defeat to Australia in the quarter-finals, Moin was called back early after a controversy regarding his visit to a casino in Brisbane.
The move comes as Pakistan’s Cricket Committee called for changes in the management of the team following their faltering World Cup campaign.
Moin was called back early from the World Cup tournament as a controversy regarding his visit to a casino in Brisbane embroiled.
Earlier, the selection committee members who picked Pakistan’s World Cup squad were unhappy with the news that the PCB has decided to dissolve the committee in favour of a new panel.
The committee, headed by Moin Khan, has Muhammad Akram, Shoaib Muhammad, Wajahatullah Wasti, Saleem Yousuf and Ejaz Ahmed as members .
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said on record that the selection committee will be overhauled, which did not go down well with the current members.
“Why is the selection committee being made the scapegoat?” questioned one of the selectors, while speaking to The Express Tribune. “The selectors finalised the squad with mutual consent from all stakeholders, so why the hue and cry now? It was the management which utilised the squad. We didn’t drop Sarfaraz Ahmed, Younus Khan and Yasir Shah when they should have been played.”
Further, earlier on Thursday, the board’s cricket committee, led by Shakil Sheikh met  to discuss the vacant ODI captain spot and the selection committee in Lahore.
All members backed the idea of choosing the captain from either Azhar Ali or Sarfraz, while they also made recommendations to the chairman on who should be considered as selectors, giving several names for consideration. 
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