Pakistan Cricket Needs Meritocracy and Specialists, Says Salman Butt:
Former captain Salman Butt emphasized the need for merit-based selection and specialized roles in modern cricket during a recent address. He urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to embrace these principles for the nation’s cricket to prosper.
Butt stressed the importance of selecting players and captains based on their skills and leadership qualities rather than external factors. He advocated for appointing “specialists in every field of sports,” echoing the expertise required in Chairman Mohsin Naqvi’s medical background.
Butt expressed concern about the frequent captaincy changes, suggesting stability and ample time for captains like Shaheen Afridi to prove themselves. He highlighted the lack of consistency in PCB decision-making, attributing it to recent setbacks in Pakistani cricket.
While maintaining a neutral stance on upcoming elections, Butt reiterated his advocacy for meritocracy and hinted at past “conspiracies” within the PCB. Notably, his own name has recently surfaced in speculations regarding an advisory role with the board.