ICC denies PCB’s statement

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday denied a reported statement made by the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf.

Zaka Ashraf  had said that fast bowler Wahab Riaz was selected in the Pakistan squad for the series against England after clearance from the game’s governing body.

ICC Chief Executive Mr Haroon Lorgat denied the reported statement.

Lorgat said, “I have said before and reiterate that the ICC has no part to play in the selection of any team.

“It remains the absolute right of a Member Board to decide which player it wishes to include in a squad or select in its team for any match.”

“Only if a player has been charged and/or provisionally suspended by the ICC and/or banned by an independent tribunal, will he not be cleared for selection. In all other circumstances, it is the Member Board’s absolute right to select players.”

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