KARACHI: Newly appointed chairperson of the junior selection committee Sohail Tanvir stated that he aims to bring out the best talent of Pakistan to make a formidable squad for the U19 World Cup 2024.
“After assuming the role of chief selector, I checked the records of all players and invited them to the camp to observe them,” said Sohail Tanvir.
“My aim is to find the best players from our domestic cricket and make the best possible squad for the U19 World Cup.”
He also said that producing players for the future is more important than winning trophies in junior cricket.
“Every team wants to win, but at junior [age-group] level, bringing out the best talent is the first priority than winning trophies,” Tanvir added.
“I have told players to play with a fearless approach and adapt to the requirements of modern-day cricket.”
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Sohail Tanvir also stressed on arranging more international tours for under-19 teams to give players a better chance to be groomed for international cricket.
Sohail Tanvir’s first assignment as chairperson of the junior selection committee is the selection of the Pakistan U19 squad for the 2023 ACC U19 Asia Cup scheduled to be held between 8 and 17 December in UAE.
Pakistan U19 will later take part in the ICC U19 World Cup from 13 January to 4 February in Sri Lanka.
He was appointed the chairperson of the junior selection committee earlier this month.
Sohail Tanvir made his international debut in 2007 and made two Test, 62 ODI and 57 T20I appearances for Pakistan. He picked up 130 wickets and scored 612 runs across the three formats.