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PCB appointed Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal and Rao Iftikhar as consultant members to Wahab Riaz

01 December, 2023 19:29

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed a trio comprising of former Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal and Rao Iftikhar Anjum as consultant members to chief selector Wahab Riaz.


The PCB in a press release stated that the three members will take charge of their roles with immediate effect and their first task would be the five-match T20I series against New Zealand. The trio was part of Pakistan’s successful ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign back in 2009.


“The three have assumed their responsibilities in the selection panel with immediate effect. Their first assignment as consultant members to the chief selector includes the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand, set to commence on January 12, 2024, following the conclusion of the Test tour to Australia”, PCB press release added.


It is pertinent to mention that Kamran Akmal, on various occasion had been questioned on seriuos disciplinary issues while Salman Butt had to go for a transitional period after being banned from Cricket for his role in spot-fixing.


The profile of Consulting members


Kamran Akmal, former wicketkeeper-batter in his 15-year career from 2002 to 2017, played 53 Tests, 157 ODIs and 58 T20Is. Akmal scored 6,871 runs across formats and bagged 453 dismissals behind the stumps. He was a member of the Pakistan team that won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2009 at Lord’s.


Rao Iftikhar played a Test, 62 ODIs and two T20Is from 2004 to 2010 and took a total of 78 international wickets. He was also part of the side that lifted the T20 World Cup in 2009.


Former Test captain Salman Butt represented Pakistan in 33 Tests, 78 ODIs and 24 T20Is. He made 5,209 runs spanning the three formats with 11 international centuries. He was in the T20 World Cup winning squad in 2009.





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