Pakistan appoints a new Chief Selector following the resignation of Misbah-ul-Haq

  • Misbah-ul-Haq has stepped down as Chief Selector.

  • PCB also appointed a new head for the National Cricket Committee.

Former Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq on October 14, announced that he was stepping down as chief selector but will continue to serve as head coach of the men’s cricket team.

The PCB appointed him head coach and chief selector in September last year, despite reservations from several top players and experts.

“It is my decision to resign as Chief Selector as it would be difficult for me to focus on coaching due to the upcoming international commitments of the cricket team.” Misbah said.

Now, on Saturday (December 19th), chairman of the board Ehsan Mani confirmed that former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Wasim was named chairman of the national men’s selection committee, which replaced Misbah until the 2023 World Cup.

Wasim will begin its first assignment, which is to select the squad for two Tests and three T20Is against South Africa in mid-January.

“This is a performance-oriented world, and as such, my philosophy will be to promote meritocracy and select cadres according to national and international conditions and requirements. As the main voter, I will always be ready to take the tough calls when those are in the best interests of Pakistani cricket. I look forward to working closely with head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam to advance Pakistani cricket together. “ Wasim said in a press release.

Meanwhile, Saleem YousufThe ex-wicketkeeper has been appointed head of the PCB Cricket Committee, a position Misbah held until recently.

Who is Mohammad Wasim?

Mohammad Wasim, born and raised in Rawalpindi, did 18 tests and 25 ODIs for Pakistan between 1996 and 2000. He had 783 runs in friendly matches, including a century in his debut against New Zealand. He also coached the Swedish men’s team in 2018 before returning to the Northern Cricket Association as head coach in 2019.