“My innings as PCB chairman, in real terms, is going to start now as [some] important decisions regarding new team management, national selection committee and others are set to be taken within a few weeks time,” Mani said while talking to the media.
“I did not make any change in the team management and also retained Sarfraz Ahmed as captain because the World Cup was just a few months away when I took charge as PCB chairman,” he added.
When asked how much time he would take to complete changes in the cricket set-up, Mani said he was not in a hurry citing the decisions to be taken were of important nature.“All the decisions will be taken while keeping in view Pakistan team’s activities during the next four years. We will go through a proper process before making any changes,” the PCB chief maintained.
Pakistan had a poor finish to their World Cup campaign in England where Sarfraz and his men failed to qualify for the semi-finals as New Zealand, having equal number of points (11 each) in league stage, upstaged the green-shirts on net run-rate. On Wednesday, New Zealand beat India by 18 runs in a close semi-final at Manchester.
To a question, Mani said his recent meeting with head coach Mickey Arthur in London was a routine interaction.