Mohsin Khan wants a specialist T20 team which is separate to the Test/ODI teams

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    Karachi: Newly-appointed chief selector Mohsin Khan said he would ask the Pakistan Cricket Board to have a separate team for Twenty20 cricket. Mohsin said Twenty20 was already hurting Pakistan's Test and ODI prospects and having a specialise Twenty20 team - different from the one for two other versions of the game - was the only way out.

    "Twenty20 cricket has already damaged our Test and One-day performances. I will be suggesting to the cricket board to have a separate Twenty20 team," he said at a press conference here today.

    Mohsin, who replaced former spinner Iqbal Qasim as the new chief selector, said Pakistan had only a handful of players capable of playing in all formats of the game. "I believe in having a separate Twenty20 team, because it has hurt our Test performances. Both forms require a completely different approach and mindset and need to be kept apart," he said.

    Mohsin's first assignment in his new job will be to pick the Pakistan squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies where it will defend its title.
     
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    that still doesnt solve our probs.... coz if we go for separate teams, everyone will be going for T20 easy/big money...
     
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    I hope he means that guys like Butt, Latif and Manzoor wont be forced on us in T20 cricket anymore!!
     
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    Shahzaib, Imran Nazir dont play anything but T20s for Pakistan.
    Afridi, Razzaq, Ajmal etc. dont play tests. (Maybe add Kamran Akmal to this list soon)

    So its not like we have same XI for all formats. Most countries have some players that play all three formats in the T20 side.
     
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    It won't solve our probs, I agree. But I would say he is talking sense.
     
  6. zeenix
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    The fact that Mohsin has more time on his hands rather then Iqbal Qasim who wanted an opportunity to rid himself of the extra burden of being a selector SHOULD translate into a better working selection committee. Also the fact that Mohsin would be a paid selector rather then being an honorary one would make him more accountable.

    It would be great if we somehow get hold of the TOR's of a selector.
     
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    Never underestimate the power of stupidity.

    He is just stating the obvious. Plus it isn't as if we play the same team in all three formats.
    I have maintained all along this is nothing but a hogwash. An attempt to divert attention from the real mess that the PCB is in. Part of the reason is that i have personal experience in who things work here. Such tactics are Unwritten Official Codes. Happens ever day.


    So far he has said nothing about his vision for the team.
    Neither has the PCB clarified why Mohsin was selected as a selector.

    Were there any interviews. Or is that the PCB has a hat full of parchis, and a random winner gets the Position. Or is done by round robin basis. Or is it that a Musical chair game is arranged and the one left out gets the post.


    Between does anyone know what did the committee formed to investigate the The Great Tragedy aka Pakistan tour of Australia aka The Great Debacle come up with. Something new that we didn't already know.
     

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