I am not a ‘rubber stamp’ selector: Mohsin Khan

October 21st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Oct 21(ANI): Pakistan’s chief selector Mohsin Khan has dismissed talks that he is a ‘rubber stamp’ worker, who follows Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt’s orders.

Mohsin also denied that former captain Younus Khan was not being selected due to Butt’s insistence.

“I am no rubber stamp chief selector, but there are certain rules and laws of the board that I have to follow as I am their employee. The day I feel I can’t follow these rules and laws, I will leave this post,” the Daily Times quoted Mohsin, as saying.

When asked whether he was a ‘dummy selector,’ Mohsin replied: “I am not the Chairman of the PCB, I am Chairman of the selection committee and that has some rules through which you make a team. The final approval comes from the Chairman and this has been happening for a long time.”

Mohsin has had to face charges of bias and non-consultative selection from the moment he was appointed in March.

Earlier, ODI captain Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis had claimed that they were not consulted for selection of the squad for the forthcoming series against South Africa.

“I make it a point to give the selectors my input because I am the one who has to get the desired results from my team on the field,” Afridi had said in a television interview.

“I wanted 2-3 players other than Sohail Tanvir in the side. I will meet PCB chairman Ijaz Butt to discuss this,” he added.

In a recent hearing at the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Sports, Waqar had publicly expressed his unhappiness at not being consulted. (ANI)

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