Shahid Afridi, in a recent interview, addressed that the Pakistan Cricket Board was interested in extending his time as the chief selector of the national cricket team. PCB underwent a major leadership change after the sacking of the then chairman Ramiz Raja. Then Najam Sethi took over the duties from Raja. The Board then also created a four-member National Selection Committee for the New Zealand series which was headed by Shahid Afridi.
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The former all-rounder has now revealed that the PCB was looking to extend his tenure as the chief selector of the national cricket team. But Afridi further expressed that doesn’t want to continue in this role citing his "other commitments". While talking to Cricket Pakistan, he talked about possibly working with the country’s U19 players.
Shahid Afridi said, "PCB was interested in extending my tenure as chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Team, but I have charity and other commitments too. However, I want to work for the development of U19 cricketers in future."
In the interview, Afridi also spoke about the Pakistan national team having three captains across different formats of the game. The former Pakistani captain expressed that doesn’t like the idea. But he put forth an idea where the Men in Green have one captain for ODI and Test cricket and a different one for T20Is. He also backed Babar Azam in the role of Pakistan captain.
"I believe that Babar Azam has a lot of room for improvement in his captaincy. I am not in favour of having three different captains for the different game formats, and instead suggest naming one captain for ODI and Test cricket and a separate captain for T20s," said Afridi.
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