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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)  is reportedly considering the option of trimming down its seven-member selection committee, and reinstate the position of a chief within the setup. They are also expected to sack Wahab Riaz from the selection committee in the aftermath of a disappointing campaign for Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2024, which saw them bow out of the competition from the group stage.

The current seven-member Pakistan selection committee was picked only three months ago, which included the likes of Wahab Riaz and the PCB Chairman, Mohsin Naqvi, each holding an equal vote, but it didn’t have a chief assigned. Meanwhile, the selection committee prior to it, was led by Wahab Riaz, and the system could get restored, as per the ESPNcricinfo report.

In the aftermath of Pakistan losing to the USA in the T20 World Cup 2024, Wahab Riaz is taking a lot of criticism from all corners. The former India cricketer, Virender Sehwag, spoke about how Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir criticised Pakistan cricket team on a TV channel, only to hold the position of power now.

He said, as per The Tribune news website from Pakistan, “Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir, these are two names who criticised the Pakistan team on the same TV channel, giving their comments...Today, one of them is a selector (Riaz) and one is in the playing eleven (Amir).”

“So the same persons who were criticising, if today they have power, became the selector, what have they done first up? 'Mohammad Amir was with me, let's select him'. It's like if Ajit Agarkar is chairman (of BCCI selection committee) today, he will say 'come Viru, come Zak (Zaheer Khan)', I will facilitate your comeback,” Virender Sehwag added.