The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former Test captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as the chief selector of the national men’s team.
Chief Selector for the 2nd Time
This marks the second time he has held this position, with his previous tenure lasting from 2016 to 2019.
During his earlier term as chief selector, the team achieved notable success, including winning the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.
Inzamam’s leadership also contributed to Pakistan reaching the top of the MRF ICC Test Team Rankings in the same year.
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani expressed his gratitude to Inzamam for his work as a selector, acknowledging his significant contributions to Pakistan cricket both as a player and as a chief selector.
Inzamam’s return to the role will see him collaborate once again with Mickey Arthur, the Pakistan team director, to select the squads for upcoming events such as the series against Afghanistan, the Asia Cup, and the World Cup.
Recommended by Misbah-ul-Haq
Inzamam’s appointment as chief selector was recommended by PCB’s Cricket Technical Committee (CTC), led by Misbah-ul-Haq, a former captain of the national team.
The CTC, which also includes former captain Mohammad Hafeez, is responsible for providing recommendations on various cricket-related matters, such as the domestic structure, scheduling, playing conditions, selection committees, coaching appointments, and development plans for umpires, referees, and curators.
The committee is empowered to seek input from additional cricket experts and regularly report to the head of the PCB Management Committee.
Inzamam-ul-haq’s experience and expertise in the cricketing world make him a valuable asset in the selection process, and his return as chief selector is expected to further strengthen Pakistan’s national cricket team in their upcoming campaigns.