More personnel's sacked by PCB in the aftermath of poor World Cup performances
Following the dismal performance of the national side in the World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board has reportedly removed two media managers, Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi and Umar Farooq Kalson.
It is anticipated that they would no longer retain their positions. Sources indicate that a new manager will be appointed for the upcoming Australia tour next month. Despite fans and experts criticizing the team's 50-over game approach, Pakistan failed to reach the World Cup semifinals in India.
This poor performance resulted in Babar Azam stepping down from captaincy across all formats. While some questioned this decision, others called for a system overhaul. On the same day, Chief Selector Wahab Riaz, newly appointed, unveiled the 18-member Test squad for the Australia tour.
Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is set to make a comeback. The tour, scheduled from December 14, 2023, to January 7, 2024, will feature newcomers Saim Ayub and Khurram Shahzad. Left-handed batter Shan Masood will lead the side.
Riaz emphasized that the squad is tailored for the challenging Australian conditions, with additional pace bowling resources to provide flexibility in team combinations for all three Test matches.