Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal, and Rao Iftikhar Anjum are all former cricket players who were hired by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday as “consultant members” to chief selector Wahab Riaz.
PCB hires Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal as Wahab Riaz consultants
The PCB said in a statement that the three people have started doing their jobs on the selection panel right away.
“As consultant members to the chief selector, their first job is to help plan the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand, which will start on January 12, 2024, after the Test tour to Australia is over.” “When the consultant members aren’t working on selections, they may be given other tasks to do, like running skills camps,” the PCB said.
Akmal played cricket for 15 years and took part in 53 Tests, 157 ODIs, and 58 T20Is. From 2004 to 2010, Rao Iftikhar played in a Test, 62 ODIs, and two T20Is. Salman Butt was Pakistan’s Test captain and played in 33 Tests, 78 ODIs, and 24 T20Is. A lot of people on social media didn’t like that the PCB hired former captain Butt as a consultant.
A lot of fans were against the appointment because the former captain was involved in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal.