Former Pakistan Cricketer, Mohammad Wasim has been appointed as the Chief Selector for Men’s National team by Pakistan Cricket Board. The former cricketer will be taking over the duties from Pakistan’s Head Coach, Misbah-ul-Haq till the 2023 ICC World Cup.
Mohammad Wasim’s first assignment as the Chief Selector would be selecting Pakistan’s team for the tour of South Africa. Pakistan is supposed to play two Tests and three T20 Internationals against the Proteas in January.
Wasim was a part of the selection committee panel under Misbah. Furthermore, he was also the head coach of the Northern Cricket Association. After his latest appointment, he has emptied his old chairs but the replacements are still to be elected by the board.
Mohammad Wasim has featured in 18 Tests and 25 One Day International for his National side from 1996 to 2000. The right-handed batsman scored a total of 1326 runs at the highest level with a best of 192 runs against Zimbabwe in 1998. Wasim is a veteran in Pakistan domestic, who has experience of 324 games with 13359 runs to his name.
Mohammad Wasim is honored with his appointment as he said, “This is a performance-oriented world and, as such, my philosophy will be to promote meritocracy and select squads according to home and international conditions and requirements. As a chief selector, I will always be willing to make the hard calls, if these are in the best interest of Pakistan cricket. I look forward to working closely with head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and Captain Babar Azam as we collectively strive to take Pakistan cricket forward.”
Speaking of the appointments, Wasim Khan, PCB’s CEO said, “We are delighted to confirm the appointments of two high-quality individuals as Chair of the Selection and PCB Cricket Committees. Both will serve for an initial three-year period till the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.”