PCB purge Jaffer from national selection committee

Published: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 15:21 [IST]
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PCB against renewal of Jaffer's contract

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) has decided against renewing the contract of former Test pacer Salim Jaffer as a national selection committee member.

The PCB, apparently unhappy with his behavior in recent times, has sent a letter informing him that his services were no longer required as a member of the selection committee after his contract expires on Saturday.

"The order to release Jaffer as national selector has come directly from the board Chairman Ijaz Butt who was not happy with his behavior in recent times," a source in the board said according to PTI report.

Jaffer had reportedly caused upset to the PCB Chairman and chief selector, Mohsin Khan last month when the touring squad for England was announced from Sri Lanka.

Only Mohsin alonf with chairman Ijaz Butt had attended the meeting with the team captain Shahid Afridi, coach Waqar Younis, manager Yawar Saeed.

Sources said after the touring squad was announced Jaffer had complained to a member of the PCB governing council that the other selectors were not consulted while finalising the squad.

"Butt took offense to this as Mohsin's claim was that he was in touch with his fellow selectors over the composition of the squad and had consulted them all the time," one source stated.

When contacted, Mohsin again said that he had consulted with his fellow selectors and if anyone was saying otherwise he was wrong.

"Before going to Sri Lanka and throughout the meeting I consulted the selectors and informed them and took their view point. But in the end my argument was that since the captain runs the team his viewpoint must be given weight," Mohsin said.

Jaffer has served as a member of the Pakistan national selection committee since 2007.


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