PCB appoints Bari as interim chief selector

June 17th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, June 17 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Wasim Bari as interim chief selector in place of Abdul Qadir.

Bari, who is currently the director of the PCB’s human resource department, has served as the chairman of the selection committee on three previous ocassions, The Daily Times reports.

“Bari has been appointed as interim chairman of selectors to pick a team for Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka. Captain Younis Khan, coach Intikhab Alam and vice-captain Misbahul Haq will be the interim members of the committee for the Sri Lanka tour only,” a PCB spokesperson said.

The final decision regarding the selection of the team would, however, be taken by PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt, the spokesperson added.

Abdul Qadir had resigned from the post last Friday following a rift with Butt over the selection of Pakistan’s ‘A’ squad for their tour of Australia.

Qadir had also charged that he was not given enough room in selection procedures.

“If guys like Yawar and Intikhab are handling these things, interfering, then why have selectors?” he said.

Qadir had also said that he would have dropped both Shoaib Malik and captain Younis Khan from the team, as he had spotted a clash between then during the Dubai one day international series against Australia.

He had also charged the PCB Governing Board member Shakeel Sheikh of ruining the PCB.

“Sheikh is the cancer of the cricket, he should be kept at arm’s length from cricket,” Qadir said. (ANI)

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