Karachi: PCB has quietly asked the chief selector Haroon Rashid to resign. The chairman Shahryar Khan looked annoyed on Haroon Rashid’s stubborn attitude on taking decisions of his own without taking others into confidence, he was particularly offended on Khurram Manzoor’s induction in the squad.
According to details the selectors included opener Khurram Manzoor in the Asia cup and WT20 squad to which the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had objected. He said that Khurram had no experience of playing short format International matches and neither had he participated in PSL, therefore it would be unwise giving him a chance.
Haroon Rashid stuck to his decision upon which the chairman kept silent. The poor performance of openers in the Asia cup has now proved his stance to be right. According to sources Shaharyar Khan has made it clear to Haroon Rashid since he had been taking decisions on his own therefore he’ll have to accept the entire responsibility of this defeat. In hidden words the chief selector has been asked to step down from his position, however the decision would be effective after the WT20.
Sources further said that when Haroon Rashid was the Director game development he used to talk about bringing in young players to the team but on the contrary he now brought in old aged players like Sami and Riffat Mohmand to the team which was also disliked by the board officials. On the other end fans of former captain Moin Khan have started lobbying in his favor to bring him again as a national team coach. There will be no extension in Waqar Younus’s agreement which ends after the WT20.
During the World Cup Moin was removed from the manager’s position after the Casino scandal. He was attached to PSL team Quetta Gladiators and is now dreaming to become the national team coach. On the other end Aqib Javed also seems quite interested to take this position.