I want to create two teams for Pakistan before my tenure ends: Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi was named the chairman of Pakistan's interim selection committee (Source: Twitter)
Pakistan's interim chief selector Shahid Afridi shed light on the way forward for the team under his tenure with improved bench strength and no communication gap being the highlights of his to-do list.
Emphasising on forming two national squads, Afridi stated how it will help Pakistan's fringe players while also managing the workload of their main unit.
Citing the examples of Haris Sohail and Fakhar Zaman, the former Pakistan all-rounder talked about the communication gap that was prevalent under the last regime.
Here's what Afridi said:
"I want to create two teams for Pakistan before my tenure ends in order to improve bench strength.
"The major problem that I’ve observed here is communication gap among management, doctors and selection committee. It is important for a chief selector – be it me or someone else – to stay in direct contact with players. When I spoke to Haris and Fakhar, I got to know the better picture and I invited them to fitness Test."
Meanwhile, Pakistan are bracing to face New Zealand in the second Test of the ongoing series, beginning on January 2 at National Stadium, Karachi.