Pakistan chief selector resigns over squad change
Pakistan's chief cricket selector Salahuddin Ahmed has resigned after a change was made to the squad selected for a four-nation Twenty20 tournament in Toronto this month.cricket Updated: Oct 09, 2008 08:36 IST
Pakistan's chief cricket selector Salahuddin Ahmed has resigned after a change was made to the squad selected for a four-nation Twenty20 tournament in Toronto this month.
Ahmed said selectors had included offspinner Saeed Ajmal in the 15-member squad submitted to the board but he was replaced by uncapped opener Shoaib Khan.
Former test player Ahmed sent his resignation to the new chairman of the cricket board, Ejaz Butt.
"I have resigned as I am hurt and upset that they made a change in the team given by us without even bothering to inform us about it," Ahmed told Reuters.
Pakistan's cricket board (PCB) came under the control of the country's sports ministry after the resignation of PCB chairman Nasim Ashraf.
"I don't know who made the change, if it was the ministry or the board, but this is not the way to do things professionally. I should have been taken into confidence," Ahmed said.
(Editing by Peter Rutherford)
First Published: Oct 09, 2008 08:34 IST