LAHORE: Former Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal is set to head a newly devised eight-member selection committee for domestic age-group teams, the country’s cricket board announced on Monday.
Kamran, 41, will be assisted by former internationals Sohail Tanvir and Junaid Khan, along with Amir Nazir, Taimoor Khan, Faisal Athar, Qaisar Abbas and Sanaullah Baloch.
The committee will conduct the trials for the selection of the U-13, U-16 and U-19 regional and district sides, the schedule of which will be announced in due course according to the Pakistan Cricket Board. Each selector, along with head coach of the region/district, will conduct the trials.
Kamran last played for Pakistan in April 2017 but has been a regular feature in the HBL Pakistan Super League. An attacking batter at his peak, Kamran has been critical of the PCB setups under former chairmen Ehsan Mani and Ramiz Raja.
He, however, is known to be a supporter of Najam Sethi, who was recently appointed as the head of the board’s interim Management Committee.
Published in Dawn, January 31st, 2023
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