Shoaib Akhtar. (Source: Twitter)

Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar confirmed on Thursday that he was in discussions with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the top position in the country’s cricket set-up. This post belongs to the Chief Selector. The PCB’s plan is to reduce the burden of the post of the chief selector on the shoulders of head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and Akhtar is being considered for the role.

Akhtar said on Thursday on the YouTube show ‘Cricket Eagle’, “I will not deny it. Yes, I had some discussion with the board and I am interested in playing a big role in Pakistan cricket. But nothing has been decided yet.”

He said I am not afraid of the advice of others. If given a chance, I will give time. ‘ Akhtar, however, refused to divulge the details of the discussions with top PCB officials.

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