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Suspended Basit Ali likely to get his post back

Former Test batsman Basit Ali is likely to be reinstated as the chief of the junior selection committee by the Pakistan Cricket Board, it has been learnt.

Ali was relieved by PCB of his duties as chief of the junior selection committee and head coach of national women’s team earlier this week, after his spat with former international cricketer Mahmood Hamid at Karachi’s National Stadium turned ugly.

According to media reports, Basit after a heated argument at the NSK slapped Mahmood making the matter serious.

A PCB official, who wished not to be named, told DawnNews that Ali was expected to get one of his assignment back. A notification is this regard is likely to be issued soon, he added.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had relieved Basit Ali of his duties in regard to the women’s team and junior teams, a statement had announced.

“The chairman’s decision came after he had separate meetings with Basit and Mahmood in Karachi following an alleged brawl between the two. Although the two had reconciled, Basit admitted to an intent to physically harm Mahmood,” it added.

Courtesy : Dawn News

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