PCB to fire selector Salim Jaffer for raising voice
Karachi: Controversies refuse to die in Pakistan Cricket with PCB now deciding to fire selector Salim Jaffer for allegedly conspiring against chief selector Mohsin Hasan Khan.
The selection affairs came up for discussion at Governing Council meeting, chaired by PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt, on Wednesday in Lahore.
"Butt told the members at the council meeting that it has been decided to remove Salim Jaffer from the national selection committee as he had tried to conspire against Mohsin Khan after the squad was announced for the England tour," one source said.
Mohsin flew to Sri Lanka last month where he held a meeting with the national captain, coach and the manager and announced the squads for the T-20 and Tests in England against Australia and the hosts.
The squad had some surprising exclusions including former captain Younis Khan, senior batsman Faisal Iqbal, opener Khurrum Manzoor, wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed and fast bowler Muhammad Sami.
Later it emerged that the selectors were not happy with Mohsin as he did not consult them before announcing the squad.
It transpired that Jaffer, who has been a member of the selection committee since 2007, held a meeting with governing council member Wazir Ali Khoja and conveyed dissatisfaction of the selectors with the attitude of Mohsin.
There were reports that the selectors wanted to meet Butt to convey their grievances but sources said the PCB Chairman declined to meet them.
Sources claim that Butt told the members that he would not tolerate dissension from any paid employee of the Board and since Jaffer was a paid employee he should not have created a fuss over the team selection for the England tour.
"Butt told the members he would be removing Jaffer and reducing the number of members on the selection committee but Mohsin would continue as chief selector," one source said.
Meanwhile legal experts have questioned the validity of the Governing Council meeting, pointing out that in a 10-member body it was necessary to have at least seven members in attendance to complete the quorum.
"Only six members attended yesterday`s meeting so the quorum was not complete," one expert said.