'How Can 1 Vote Dominate 6? I Don’t Agree...': Wahab Riaz Hits Out After PCB's Surgery Leads To His Sacking

The PCB appointed Wahab Riaz and Abdul Razzaq to the selection committee in March last year. Their sudden removal was due to the PCB reportedly losing confidence in the former cricketers.
Wahab Riaz Responds After PCB's Surgery Leads To His Sacking

Wahab Riaz was sacked by the PCB.

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Former Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz expressed his disappointment and confusion after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) dropped him from the national selection committee following the team's dismal performance in the T20 World Cup 2024. Riaz took to social media to voice his dissent, particularly questioning the reports that accused him of favouritism and ineffectiveness as a senior manager.
"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," Riaz wrote on X.
Riaz was a member of the men’s selection committee, whereas Razzaq was part of the selection committees for both men's and women's teams.
According to reports in the Pakistani media, the duo were wielding their influence significantly in selecting the T20 World Cup squad and showing more support to players who did not perform well. The sources added that their opinions had not been taken into account for some time now.
The decision to oust him was based on the report from head coach Gary Kirsten and his deputy, Azhar Mahmood. The report particularly highlighted Riaz's mismanagement and ineffectiveness as a senior manager and stated that Razzaq and Riaz were guilty of favouritism towards certain players.
Earlier, PCB chief Mohsin Naqvi had already hinted at a "major surgery" within the Pakistan cricketing landscape. "The PCB today confirmed that it has notified Abdul Razzaq and Wahab Riaz that their services will no longer be required in the national selection committee setup," read the board's press release.
Wahab earlier served as the chief selector before being reinstated as one of the seven members of the men's selection committee in March this year. The former fast bowler had also travelled with the Pakistan side to the T20 World Cup as senior team manager.
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