The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had included three former players in its selection committee as advisors to Chief Selector Wahab Riaz. It also included the names of Kamran Akmal, Rao Iftikhar Anjum and Salman Butt, who faced a five-year ban for match fixing. PCB was constantly facing criticism from former players and fans due to the inclusion of Salman Butt. After this, keeping all this in mind, Pakistan Cricket Board withdrew its decision within 24 hours and removed Salman Butt’s name from this committee.
Chief Selector Wahab Riaz gave information
Pakistan cricket team’s new chief selector Wahab Riaz, while addressing a press conference, himself informed about withdrawal of Salman Butt’s name. Wahab said on this whole matter that first of all I want to inform everyone that he is not a part of any PCB panel. Secondly, he is very keen on cricket and has been covering domestic cricket continuously for the last 2 to 3 years. Being a chief selector, I have the freedom to decide who will work with me and whose support I need. There was no pressure on me regarding this. This was completely my decision which I am now taking back and I think people should also understand that they will have something to look forward to in life.
Wahab gave example of Jadeja and Azharuddin
In his statement, Wahab Riaz also gave the example of former Indian players Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja. He said that everyone should get a second chance in life when they have completed the punishment for their mistake, but in the case of Salman Butt, it became very personal for me and because of this I had to remove him from the committee. Wahab further said that Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja from India also completed their sentence in the spot-fixing case and after this, while one is the President of a cricket association there, Jadeja is the mentor of the Afghanistan team in the recently concluded World Cup. Were.
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