The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially decided to dissolve the junior selection committee which was previously led by former Test cricketer, Basit Ali.
The board is currently reviewing various options for a position in the committee including legendary Test batsman, Younis Khan.
It remains to be seen if Younis will be interested in a managerial position after the controversy which took place a couple of months ago.
Reports claim that nothing has been finalised thus far and a meeting will be held on 13th December in Lahore to review the options PCB has shortlisted.
PCB revealed that they are not satisfied with the performance of the current committee which features Basit Ali, Farrukh Zaman, Amir Nadeem, Sanaullah Baloch and Ali Zia.
Pakistan’s U-19 team, which has seen an abundance of success, has recently fallen short of their expectations. The team was beaten twice by Afghanistan in the U-19 Asia Cup, and their performances remained woeful for the rest of the tournament as well.
The board is hoping that a change in top management will bring about better performances. Additionally, Younis Khan’s vast experience will also be extremely fruitful for the younger generation players.
In addition to this, PCB is also looking to fill the shoes for Iqbal Qasim who recently resigned from the position as head of Hanif Mohammad High-Performance Centre in National Stadium Karachi.
Wasim Bari, former Pakistan’s wicket-keeper, is in contention for the post as the options are limited.