“PCB interested in extending tenure as chief electorate, but…”: Shahid Afridi opens up about future plans | Cricket news


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The Pakistan Cricket Board went through a series of changes in December last year. It included the dismissal of then Chairman Ramiz Raja from his role, with Najam Sethi later taking over the duties. On the other hand, the PCB also appointed Shahid Afridi as Chairman of the National Selection Committee for the New Zealand series which started with Tests and followed by ODIs. The former Pakistani all-rounder headed a four-man panel, also consisting of former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum, while Haroon Rashid was selected as the convener.

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In a recent interview, Shahid Afridi revealed that the PCB was interested in extending his tenure as chief selector of the national cricket team, but said he could not continue his role as he had “other commitments as well”.

“PCB was interested in extending my tenure as the chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team, but I also have charitable and other commitments. However, I would like to commit myself to the development of U19 cricketers in the future,” said Shahid Afridi, quoted by Pakistan cricket.

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Meanwhile, Afridi also came up with the idea of ​​having three captains in different formats of the game for Pakistan. While saying he was not in favor of such a move, Afridi advocated the idea of ​​a captain in charge in ODI and Test cricket, while another skipper was put in charge of the shortest format. He also supported Babar Azam in the role of Pakistan captain.

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“I believe Babar Azam has a lot of room for improvement in his captaincy. I am not in favor of three different captains for the different formats of play, and instead suggest appointing one captain for ODI and Test cricket and a separate captain for T20s. ‘ said Afridi.

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