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Ehsan Mani to make some big changes in Selection committee

Ehsan Mani was nominated for the vacant position by Prime Minister Imran Khan after the former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had stepped down.

After becoming Chairman Ehsan Mani is about to make some big changes in Pakistan Cricket Board. Earlier on Friday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sacked four advisers to former chairman Najam Sethi, according to a notification.

The dismissed advisers included Salahauddin Sallu, Shakeel Sheikh, Shoaib Akhtar and Izad Syed. Sallu had been posted in Karachi for the past 5 years. Akhtar and Sallu were paid for their roles while Sheikh and Saiyed worked on honorary basis. Sheikh was a part of the previous Board of Governors as he represented Islamabad region.

Syed was removed from his role of director of cricket academies and game development over the issues of administration. Sethi gave him a role of advisor on grassroots and club cricket affairs.

The development comes days after former International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Ehsan Mani was elected as the new PCB chairman.

Now news are circulating that Ehsan Mani might sack selection committee, a source told to

“Ehsan Mani is not happy with the performance of Haroon Rasheed and have already bashed him earlier in a meeting”, source revealed.

Source told to Green Team that the dismissed adviser Salahauddin Sallu is the front-runner for Cheif selection committee’s post.

Ehsan Mani might sack Inzamam-ul-Haq the chief selector of the Pakistan National Cricket Team, Sources added.

Chief selector of the Pakistan National Cricket Team Inzamam-ul-Haq. Photo: PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani is adamant to implement corporate culture in the board and for that purpose, he is also willing to give up some of his powers.

According to reports, Mani wants PCB to function error-free and wants to continue with the same team that ex-chief Najam Sethi worked with.

The new chief also wants to add a chief executive officer (CEO) to the board, and will advertise for it after relevant amendments to the PCB constitution. Moreover, for the CEO post, Mani prefers an expert in the corporate field rather than an ex-cricketer.

It was added that the PCB COO ill see an increase in powers, and will continue working on the on-going projects initiated by Sethi. The chairman will have less powers and most of the policy-making and decisions will be taken by the COO, CEO and rest of the board members.

The PCB chief is also pondering to reduce the number of departmental teams on advise of Prime Minister Imran Khan, since the preference is quality not quantity, but Mani also considers that reducing teams could financially take a toll on domestic cricketers.


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