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PCB sacks chief selector Mohammad Wasim

The board informed Wasim of his termination through an email.



PCB sacks chief selector Mohammad Wasim
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Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Management Committee removed all members of the cricket's governing body including Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim on Friday.

As per the details, the new management committee—led by PCB chairman Najam Sethi— has terminated the contract of chief selector Mohammad Wasim and disbanded all committees formed under the now-defunct 2019 constitution.

Reportedly, the board informed Wasim of his termination through an email. 

Wasim, who was thrust into the chief selector role in December 2020, was under immense pressure after Pakistan got whitewashed in the home Test series against England. 

The former right-handed batter and keeper was expected to stay on until the 2023 World Cup in India. 

Nevertheless, Wasim departs after picking the Test squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand at home. 

A 14-member committee, headed by Sethi, was established by the government, to oversee PCB operations for 120 days— in which they are expected to change the constitution, bringing back the 2014 constitution of Board.  

The cabinet approved replacing the PCB's 2019 constitution with the 2014 legislation. 

A 14-member management committee including former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi and Sana Mir will take interim charge of affairs.

Yesterday, Najam Sethi—in a tweet—said that the cricket regime headed by Ramiz Raja is ‘no more’.

He said the management committee, which is being headed by him, will "work tirelessly" to revive first-class cricket.

PCB Chairman said thousands of cricketers will be employed again and the famine in cricket will come to an end.