PCB sacks selectors Wahab Riaz, Abdul Razzaq after disappointing World Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday sacked selectors Wahab Riaz and Abdul Razzaq after a disappointing campaign in the T20 World Cup last month.

The 2009 champions lost to tournament debutants and co-hosts the United States before being eliminated in the group stage of the 20-team tournament.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board… has informed Abdul Razzaq and Wahab Riaz that their services will no longer be required in the national selection panel,” the PCB said in a statement.

Razzaq was a member of both the men’s and women’s selection committees.

Wahab remained the face of the seven-member men’s selection panel even after he was removed as the head of the panel earlier this year.

PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi has promised big changes following the team’s World Cup performances.

After the team lost to arch-rivals India in the T20 World Cup last month, he came down heavily on the team management, saying the Babar Azam-led team required a “major surgery”.

“I thought the team needed a minor operation to win matches, but now it looks like we have to go for a major operation,” Mohsin told Pakistan media in New York at the time.

Mohsin also felt it was time to start looking at players who have been sitting out of the team for some time.

“It’s very disappointing how we lost to USA and now this loss to India. We have to start looking at players outside of the squad now,” he said.