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  Monday, 2 July, 2001, 21:58 GMT 22:58 UK
Bari sacked by Pakistan
Pakistan players celebrate after their last-gasp win
Pakistan won at Old Trafford but Bari got the boot
Pakistan have sacked their chairman of selectors, Wasim Bari.

The former Pakistan captain was given his marching orders by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday.

PCB director Munawwar Rana said: " The chairman of the PCB has dissolved the selection committee.

"An honorary chief selector and two paid selectors will be appointed soon."

Bari, now 54, represented Pakistan in 81 Tests.

He was appointed coach 16 months ago but came under mounting criticism after Pakistan lost their home series to England 1-0 last December.

Former wicket-keeper Bari was finally sacked just 10 days after Pakistan ended their mid-year tour of England.

Pakistan drew the Test series 1-1 with England after fighting back from their defeat at Lord's to clinch the Old Trafford match.

"The new panel (of selectors) will now be more accountable. We are doing nothing new but just following what other countries have done with success," Rana said.

Bari said he was disappointed.

"Selection is a thankless job. You can't always please everyone," he said.

"But I have tried to justify my work, irrespective of what the critics have to say, though I admit that I might have been wrong at times."

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