According to a source, Waqar Younis, Aqib Javed, and Shahid Afridi, three former cricket players, are being considered for key positions in the Pakistan Board and team setup following the World Cup.
After the World Cup, Waqar Younis, Aqib Javed, and Shahid Afridi, three former cricket players, are reportedly being considered for key positions in the Pakistan Board and team setup. When the temporary arrangement expires, a new setup will take effect, and Younis Khan and Azhar Ali’s names are also being circulated. The 12-member Zaka Ashraf-led committee that oversees the PCB has been granted a three-month extension that will expire in February of the next year. According to a PCB insider, key roles like head selector, director of cricket, and national team coach will be open to candidates.
Aqib and Younis have previously worked with the Pakistan team as bowling and batting instructors, while Waqar has led the squad twice as head coach.
Though he has defended himself, Babar has come under fire for his leadership and captaincy qualities as well as his batting performance at the World Cup.
His remarks during a press conference on Friday did not sit well with previous team captains Wasim Akram and Shahid Afridi, who told him on Saturday to focus on his performance on the pitch.
The two stated that Babar should realise the value of putting his attention on playing well and giving performances that quiet detractors rather than exchanging words with them.
“I don’t think Babar needs to give any response, he should just concentrate on playing well so that no one can criticise you,” stated Afridi.
Babar has to know, according to Akram, that “if you do well, everything goes fine.” Nevertheless, if you don’t, you’ll have to answer to the public and the media.”