The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named former Test captains, Rashid Latif and Misbah-ul-Haq, in the panel that will review and finalize the six cricket association sides for the upcoming domestic season 2019-20.
Former selector Nadeem Khan will also be the part the three-member independent panel that will meet at the Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday to shortlist 32 players for each association. The group will also decide the captains for the first and second XIs for the teams.
The board will offer a 12-month contract to each selected player.
Members of the former junior and senior selection committee prepared these provisional teams after monitoring the performances of each player in the domestic circuit.
The Managing Director of PCB Wasim Khan said that in the absence of a selection committee, an independent panel of highly respected cricketers was formed to review the balance, composition, and strength of all six domestic sides.
He said that the step was taken to ensure that our domestic cricket associations are ready for the new season starting in September.
He stressed that the appointment of an independent panel will help mitigate the nepotism calls in the selection process.
Bringing in an expert independent three-member panel to critique and sense check the provisional player lists will support our ongoing pledge to remove any claims of nepotism or favoritism through a merit-based and transparent process.
The new domestic season, consisting of Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy first-class competition, National T20 Cup and Pakistan Cup One-Day Tournament, will run from September 12 to April 24.
The associations will be allowed to shape their teams according to the format.