Sohail Tanvir has been appointed as Chairman of the PCB’s Junior Selection Committee. Sohail Tanvir was a member of Pakistan’s winning T20 World Cup squad in 2009.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named former Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir to head the junior selection committee. Notably, the left-arm seamer made his international debut against India in a T20I in 2007 and went on to play 2 Tests, 62 ODIs, and 57 T20Is for his country, picking up 130 wickets across formats. He was also a member of Pakistan’s winning T20 World Cup squad in 2009.
Tanvir’s first assignment as chairwoman of the junior selection committee will be to choose the Pakistan U19 team for the 2023 ACC U19 Asia Cup. Which will be hosted in the United Arab Emirates from December 8 to 17. The Pakistan U19 squad will thereafter compete in the ICC U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka from January 13 to February 4.
“I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the PCB Management Committee, Mr Zaka Ashraf, to lead the junior selection committee. ” Being named chairman of this committee carries a lot of weight, and I’m looking forward to the challenge. “I believe in our young talent’s potential. We are working together to build a path to success from the grassroots to the international level. ” Tanvir cited as saying by the PCB.
PCB going through major overhaul after ODI World Cup 2023
Notably, the PCB has made significant management changes in the aftermath of their team’s poor performance in the ODI World Cup 2023. In which they fail to qualify for the tournament’s semi-finals. Former fast bowler Wahab Riaz has taken over as head selector following the departure of former chief selector Inzamam ul Haq.
In addition, former Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez named Team Director of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team. In addition, Aside from management, there has been a shift in the leadership of the Pakistan cricket team across all three forms. Babar Azam recently stepping down from captaincy following his team’s poor performance in the World Cup.
Following Babar’s resignation, Shan Masood has been chosen Test captain. Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi also taking over as T20I captain. However, the PCB is yet to choose the new skipper of Pakistan’s One-Day International team.