Inzamam-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan chief selector

Apr 19, 2016 08:37 IST


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 18 April 2016 appointed former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as the new chief selector of the team.

Inzamam, a veteran of 120 tests and 398 one-day internationals, replaced Haroon Rasheed as chief selector. The PCB has not set a fixed term for Inzamam's tenure.

The members of the new selection committee are former test off-spinner Tauseef Ahmed, former international fast bowler Wasim Haider and batsman Wajahatullah Wasti.

At the time of appointment, Inzamam was the head coach of Afghanistan cricket team. He was appointed as the head coach of Afghanistan in October 2015, and was contracted by the Afghanistan Cricket Board until December 2016.

The PCB, however, requested the ACB to release Inzamam from his contract early.

This will be Inzamam's first time as a selector; earlier, he had worked as Pakistan's batting consultant briefly in 2012-13. Inzamam, widely regarded as one of the greatest Pakistani batsmen ever, had scored 8830 runs in 120 test matches and 11739 runs in 378 ODIs. He retired from international cricket in 2007.

The previous selection committee was dissolved by PCB after Pakistan fared badly in the Asia Cup and World T20. Soon after the World Twenty20, Coach Waqar Younis quit and wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed replaced Shahid Afridi as Twenty20 captain.

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