'Conflict of Interest' row ignites in PCB as selector Sohail Tanvir appears in US franchise league

Sohail Tanvir is currently active in PCB in the role of Junior Chief Selector; he also announced the Pakistan U19 squad for the upcoming Men's U19 World Cup 2024.

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Sohail Tanvir (File Photo: Twitter)

Sohail Tanvir (File Photo: Twitter)

In another not-so-favourable turnaround of events, the Pakistan Cricket Board has confronted another ‘Conflict of Interest’ case. It all happened after the chief selector of the junior men’s team, Sohail Tanvir was seen appearing in a franchise T20 League in the US. Notably, the former Pakistan speedster is associated with the Premium Paks in the American Premier League (APL). 

He took part in the league just after selecting the Pakistan squad for the upcoming Men’s U19 ODI World Cup 2024. This move from the former ace pacer has also drawn a lot of criticism in the Pakistan cricketing circle. It also ignited a few questions about being a clear case of ‘conflict of interest.”

However, some of the media reports learned that a PCB official cleared the board’s stance over the same concern, PCB official confirmed that Sohail Tanvir was allowed to play in the franchise league when he was appointed as the junior chief selector. But this decision has also raised eyebrows as Tanvir is getting paid by PCB for his position as junior chief selector.

A tough time for Pakistan both on and off the field

Besides that, the question is also surrounding the chief selector of Pakistan’s senior men’s cricket team, Wahab Riaz as he hasn’t announced his official retirement from T20 format. On the other hand, the case is quite different for Pakistan team director Mohammad Hafeez from Wahab and Tanvir, as the former is completely concentrating on his role as director of the senior team.

Apart from this administrative dilemma, the time is also going very tough for the senior men’s team of Pakistan. The team is currently in Australia for the ongoing three-match Test series under the captaincy of recently appointed skipper Shan Masood, who is leading the side first time in the Test format.

Pakistan under Shan Masood’s captaincy have already lost 2 Tests of the three-match series against Australia. They will now play for their prestige in the third and last Test of the series at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, starting on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

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