Pakistan’s loss to India in ICC World T20 has left Pakistan Cricket Board discontent and no matter Pakistan’s performance in rest of the tournament, Shahid Afridi might get axed from captaincy and team. Coach Waqar Younis may also lose hi job after the tournament. According to sources, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has expressed wish to dismiss the current selection committee led by Haroon Rasheed as well.
The source confirmed that Sahid Afridi’s performance as a captain, as a player and his comments on media are under close scrutiny. An inquiry committee was formed after Pakistan’s debacle and in the committee’s three meetings, Haroon Rasheed and members of the selection committee Kabir Khan, Saleem Jaffer and Azhar Khan pointed fingers at each other. Members of the committee said chief selector Haroon Rashid kept them in the dark regarding important decisions while Mr. Rasheed said the coach and the captain included some players in the squad without the committee’s wish.
As for Waqar Younis, PCB planned to extend him till England tour after the World T20 but he will have to bow out and in all likelihood make way for former Pakistani pacer Aaqib Javed. Javed had been a bowling coach for the Pakistan national team and has coached Pakistan U-19 and A team previously.