Selectors to meet today for WI tour

Players’ show in World Cup to be reviewed, says Mohsin.


Fawad Hussain April 04, 2011

KARACHI:


Pakistan’s cricket selectors will meet today to discuss the squad for the forthcoming tour of West Indies with the future of underperforming senior players one of the main talking points.


Chief selector Mohsin Khan confirmed that the selection committee would assemble in Lahore to finalise the squad for the series starting later this month.

“We’ll have a detailed meeting for the tour,” Khan told The Express Tribune. “It’s an important meeting after the World Cup because we need to discuss and finalise our plans for the future.”

Cup performance to be reviewed

“Performance of all the players would come under review and that will form the basis of who gets selected.”

Pakistan will play five One-Day Internationals, two Tests and a Twenty20 on the tour as several former players calling for new blood to be injected into the squad.

Question remains over Kaneria, Malik.

Meanwhile, the selectors were unable to confirm whether former captain Shoaib Malik and leg-spinner Danish Kaneria were available for selection or not. The duo failed to get clearance from the board’s Integrity Committee before the World Cup on suspicion of their links with book-makers.

According to an official, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was waiting for the conclusion of the World Cup before making a decision on the duo.

Afridi to give input on selection

Pakistan’s limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi will also meet the selectors and give his input on team selection. “I’ll meet the selection committee to discuss team selection,” said Afridi who is also expected to meet the PCB chairman during his visit to Lahore.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th,  2011.

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raja | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend pak this team play in next tour 15 man 1 imran nazir 2 sahid aafridi 3 yonus khan 4 m.yusuf 5 m. hafiz 6 shoaib malik 7umar akamal 9 abdul razak 10 new keeper 11 wahab riaz 12 umar gul two or three new fast bowlers (telented for w. akram w yunis md. aamir) afridi will open becuse he was no 7 8 and only 10 20 runs so he will open and play 20 30 runs afridi lemit in 20 30 runs any position pak hard heters openers like a shewag dilsan watsan and keeper is like a moin khan salim yusuf why not telented cricket in all pak country imran khan is new choch and selection imran khan teams so pak are back in next few yers in cricket
saif razaq | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend shoaib malik will be a disaster for our team last time he split the team up this time he will target afridi lets not get him bck plz plz have mercvy
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