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Wahab Riaz reacts after being sacked by PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) dismissed selectors Wahab Riaz and Abdul Razzaq on Wednesday following the team’s disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup last month.

Former cricketer Wahab Riaz reacts after being sacked by PCB from key roles on Wednesday. The cricketer took to Twitter and informed that he will soon release his detailed statement against his removal by the PCB.

“I don’t agree with the statements being discussed about adding pressure to the members of the selection committee; how can 1 vote dominate 6? Everything is documented on record in the meeting minutes,” Wahab posted. “I will be issuing my statement today evening,” he added.

The PCB confirmed the development on Wednesday morning, stating, “It notified Abdul Razzaq and Wahab Riaz that their services would no longer be required in the national selection committee setup.” The decision followed Pakistan’s disappointing performance in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2024, where the team failed to progress beyond the group stage.

According to the media reports, Wahab Riaz and Abdul Razzak were fired from their roles for failing to perform their duties and maintaining discipline and order in the team. They are also accused of selecting players in the team who were not performing.

According to the reports of coaches, he did not address the unprofessional behavior of Shaheen Shah Afridi and other players who violated the discipline due to the presence of their families.

These decisions are taken following Pakistan’s underperformance in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2024. Wahab Riaz and Mansoor Rana have been blamed for not enforcing curfew timings. Riaz is accused of failing to to perform his duties as senior manager during the tours.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) dismissed selectors Wahab Riaz and Abdul Razzaq on Wednesday following the team’s disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup last month.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board … has notified Abdul Razzaq and Wahab Riaz that their services will no longer be required in the national selection committee setup,” stated the PCB.

Razzaq was part of both the men’s and women’s selection committees, while Wahab remained a prominent member of the men’s seven-member selection committee despite being removed as panel chief earlier this year.

PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi had promised significant changes following the team’s World Cup performances. After the team’s six-run loss to arch-rivals India in the T20 World Cup, he heavily criticized the team management and suggested that the Babar Azam-led side needed “major surgery.”