The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has established an eight-member selection committee, responsible for conducting trials for the U13, U16, and U19 regional and district teams. Kamran Akmal, former Test wicketkeeper-batter, will serve as the committee chairperson, with other members including Sohail Tanvir, Amir Nazir, Taimoor Khan, Junaid Khan, Faisal Athar, Qaisar Abbas, and Sanaullah Baloch.
Each selector, along with the head coach of the region/district, will hold trials according to the schedule to be announced at a later date. The committee consists of experienced players, with Kamran Akmal appearing in 268 international matches and Sohail Tanvir in 121. Other members, including Junaid Khan, who played in 107 international matches, and Qaiser Abbas, who played in a Test against England in 2000, bring a wealth of experience to the committee.
The appointment of Kamran Akmal as the chief selector marks a new chapter in the development of young cricketing talent in Pakistan. With a new PCB Management taking charge after the departure of Ramiz Raja, and departmental cricket being restored, it is to be seen how Akmal can spearhead the committee that will provide the breeding ground for cricketing talent in Pakistan.