The India cricket board, under Supreme Court directive, will have a mandatory age-cap of 70 years for
its administrators and Pakistan Cricket Board is also mulling having a similar age-cap for its officials.
The PCB is currently headed by 82-year-old Shaharyar Khan. The board officials are also thinking of not giving assignments to officials who will cross that age-cap. “The board has now drawn up a shortlist of potential candidates, all former Test players, who will be given assignments with the teams in future,” a source said. Last year after the tour to England, the board had ended the contract of former captain Intikhab Alam as manager of the senior team and with the board as he was 76.
It appointed 68-year old Wasim Bari as the Pakistan team manager. The source further said that it was also decided that any appointment of a former player even from the shortlist who is 60 or above will have to be ratified by the board Chairman.
The list of former players who will now be appointed as managers of various teams include Iqbal Qasim, Haroon Rasheed, Talat Ali, Moin Khan, Jalaluddin, Nadeem Khan, Iqbal Sikander. The board has also prepared a list of coaches who will be assigned with the A and junior teams.