PAKISTAN APPOINTS A NEW CHIEF SELECTOR AFTER MISBAH-UL-HAQ’S RESIGNATION

On 14th October 2020, Former skipper of Pakistan Cricket team Misbah-Ul-Haq announced that he will be resigning from his post as chief selector of the team. He also added that he will be serving as head coach of the team. Misbah was appointed as chief selector in September 2019 by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Though there were some reservations by some top players and experts.

About the resignation, Misbah said in a statement that it was his choice to resign from the post of chief selector as it was getting difficult for him to focus on coaching the players at the same time working as chief selector.

On Saturday, Ehsan Mani, chairman of PCB, announced that former player of Pakistan Cricket team, Mohammad Wasim will be the new chairman of national selection committee. Wasim will start his work from January. He will have to make selection of the squad for two tests and three T20s which will be played against South Africa in mid-January.

Wasim said in a statement that cricket is a performance-oriented world and his philosophy was to promote the teams and select the squad according to the conditions and requirements. Wasim will have to make hard calls as a chief selector, as he will have to select what is best for the team.

ABOUT WASIM

Mohammad Wasim is a former Pakistani Player who have played 25 ODIs and 18 Tests for Pakistan between 1996 and 2000. Wasim was born and brought up in Rawalpindi. Wasim has also played for Dutch cricket team. He has scored 783 runs in Test matches. He also made a century in test match against New Zealand. He has also been head coach of the Sweden national cricket team for some time.  

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