Lahore, 7 Aug, 2023 (GNP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially announced the appointment of former Test captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as the new chief selector for the national men’s cricket team.
This significant development comes as the PCB continues its efforts to strengthen and optimize the team’s performance on the global stage.
In a statement released by the PCB, it was revealed that Inzamam-ul-Haq, a distinguished figure in Pakistan’s cricket history, has taken over the reins as the chief selector. The 53-year-old cricket stalwart, known for his exceptional leadership skills and keen understanding of the game, brings a wealth of experience to this pivotal role.
Inzamam-ul-Haq’s previous tenure as chief selector, spanning from 2016 to 2019, witnessed remarkable achievements, including the momentous victory of the selected team in the Champions Trophy under the leadership of Sarfaraz Ahmed in 2017. His profound knowledge of the sport, coupled with his dedication, contributed significantly to shaping a competitive and formidable team.
Working in collaboration with Mickey Arthur, the Pakistan team director, Inzamam-ul-Haq will spearhead the process of meticulously curating the national squads for several crucial upcoming events. These include the highly anticipated Afghanistan series, the prestigious Asia Cup, and World Cup.
The Cricket Technical Committee (CTC) endorsed this momentous decision chaired by Misbah-ul-Haq. Moreover, it also featured the former captain, Mohammad Hafeez.
The committee’s purpose is to provide cricket-related recommendations, encompassing crucial aspects such as the domestic framework, scheduling, selection committee appointments, coaching staff selection, and development initiatives for umpires, referees, and curators.
Furthermore, the CTC holds the authority to engage additional cricket experts, enhancing its expertise pool and ensuring comprehensive insights for informed decisions.