PCB chief selector's commitment under scanner

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/p/pcb-logo.jpg' class='caption'> PCB chief selector Abdul Qadir has come under the scanner for commitment towards his job and for his alleged involvement in the selection of his son.

Updated: January 23, 2009 15:19 IST
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Pakistan Cricket Board chief selector Abdul Qadir has come under the scanner for alleged lack of commitment towards his job and also his repoted involvement in the selection of his son in a domestic team for the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

Well-informed sources have said that senior PCB officials have already taken note of Qadir's late arrival at domestic matches and his failure to attend a national selection committee meeting in Karachi during the one-day series against Sri Lanka.

"Qadir regularly showed up late afternoon for the Pentagular Cup matches in Karachi which were supposed to be the criteria for selecting the squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka," one source said.

The matter came into PCB's notice as two other selectors Shoaib Mohammad and Saleem Jaffer were present at the ground since morning to watch the matches.

"Even during the matches against Sri Lanka in Karachi he didn't attend a selection committee meeting with the team management saying he was not feeling well and was resting in his hotel room," the source said.

Qadir's lacklustre attitude has raised questions about about his commitment despite being paid a handsome remuneration by the PCB.

Meanwhile, questions have also crept up about how his son Imran Qadir's selection in the Pakistan Customs team at the cost of an overseas players, Qasim Sheikh from Scotland.

Imran, who opened in two matches for the Customs side, got three ducks and scored just one run.

Sources say that Sheikh's family which is settled in Scotland have questioned the selection criteria of the Customs team considering that the Scottish player had scored a century and failed just once in three matches.

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