Former cricketer urges PCB to sack chief selector after Asia Cup upset

Pakistan were handed a 23-run defeat by Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2022 final

KARACHI: Former Test cricketer Sadiq Mohammad has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to replace chief selector Mohammad Waseem after Asia Cup 2022 final loss against Sri Lanka.

“It’s the right time to change this selection committee, especially Mohammad Waseem,” Sadiq told The News.

Sadiq expressed concern at Pakistan’s poor batting, claiming that the team only had two proper batsmen in captain Babar Azam and wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan, with the others serving only as sloggers.

“It seems that Asif and Iftikhar are favourites of our chief selector. They are selected in the team for all away tours although they haven’t done well. I think that they should be rested for good,” Sadiq said.

“These two batsmen are of club standard and they should not be selected even for the domestic regional teams as it will deprive the upcoming deserving youngsters [of being selected],” Sadiq said.

He continued by saying that smart batting, “the way Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad, Zaheer Abbas, and Asif Iqbal used to do,” can help Pakistan achieve its goals.

It should be mentioned here that Sadiq Mohammad played 41 Tests and 19 ODIs for Pakistan.

Pakistan were handed a 23-run defeat by Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2022 final

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