Najam Sethi says will not interfere with cricket team selection

T20, ODI and Under 19 teams to be announced in the coming week.

Web Desk June 24, 2013
Najam Sethi, interim chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), addresses a press conference in Lahore on June 24, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

Najam Sethi, interim chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has promised not to interfere in the T20, ODI and Under 19 team selections.

The Selection Committee (SC) was formed before Sethi was appointed as interim chairman. His task, according to him, will be to raise questions and guide the process.

The selection decision will not be his responsibility. The committee will be responsible for the performance of the team they select; their failures and successes will both belong to just the committee members.

The committee presented the chairman with their recommendations at the first meeting held. The final decision for all three teams will be announced at some point during the coming week.

Sethi even discussed the upcoming budget report to be presented on June 30. Speaking to the PCB Chief Financial Officer (CFO), he requested an overview of last year’s budget expenditure hoping to learn from the past, trim the expenditure where possible and increase revenue streams in the coming year.

Sethi agreed to take over the post after being asked by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.


Dr. Asad Sadick | 9 years ago | Reply

He should interfere. That is his job and he has to ensure that correct decisions (as far as humanly possible) are taken. If he leaves it to the selection guys, then he is not interested in doing the job right nor is he sincere with it.

Noman | 9 years ago | Reply

so it means he team selection will remain the same as it is, kudos to Intikhaab Alam, team will remain Punjabi team it can't be a Pakistani Team.

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