PCB names Boom Boom Afridi as head of selection committee for NZ tour

Shahid Afridi, a former captain of Pakistan, has been named the temporary chair of the Men’s National Selection Committee for the home series against New Zealand by the PCB Management Committee.

According to information provided by the PCB on Saturday, the panel will also include Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum, with Haroon Rashid (a member of the management committee) serving as the convener.

“I welcome the interim Men’s National Selection Committee and have no doubt that, despite the short notice, they will make brave and bold decisions that will help us produce a strong and competitive side for the series against New Zealand,” said Mr. Najam Sethi, Chair of the PCB Management Committee.

“Shahid Afridi was an aggressive cricketer who played his entire career without hesitation. He has played cricket for almost 20 years, has appeared in all formats with notable success, and—most importantly—has consistently encouraged and backed up fresh talent. Therefore, in our opinion, he is the only one who can truly comprehend the rigors, demands, and difficulties of the modern game.

I am still optimistic that he will aid Pakistan in choosing the best and most worthy players and contribute to the team’s victory in the next series thanks to his perspective and expertise in the game.

Shahid Afridi: “I feel honored that the PCB Management Committee has given me this responsibility. I will do everything in my power to accomplish this job to the best of my abilities.

“We need to resume our winning ways, and I am confident that by making merit-based and well-considered selections, we will assist the national team in giving a solid performance in the series against New Zealand and win back the support of our supporters.

I’ll shortly call a meeting of the selectors and discuss my ideas for the next games.

Between 1996 and 2018, Shahid Afridi participated in 27 Tests, 398 ODIs, and 99 T20Is, amassing a total of 11,196 runs and 541 wickets. In 83 international games, he also served as captain of the national team. He played for the Pakistani team that defeated Australia to win the 2009 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at Lord’s.

In his 17-year career from 1996 to 2013, Abdul Razzaq participated in 343 international matches, where he amassed 7,419 runs and 389 wickets. He also played for the team that triumphed in the 2009 T20 World Cup at Lord’s. In a test, Rao Iftikhar scored 62. ODIs and two T20Is between 2004 and 2010.

“Shahid Afridi was an aggressive cricketer who played his entire career without hesitation. He has played cricket for almost 20 years, has appeared in all formats with notable success, and—most importantly—has consistently encouraged and backed up fresh talent. Therefore, in our opinion, he is the only one who can truly comprehend the rigors, demands, and difficulties of the modern game.

I am still optimistic that he will aid Pakistan in choosing the best and most worthy players and contribute to the team’s victory in the next series thanks to his perspective and expertise in the game.

Shahid Afridi: “I feel honored that the PCB Management Committee has given me this responsibility. I will do everything in my power to accomplish this job to the best of my abilities.

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