The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Muhammad Wasim as the Chairman of the Pakistan men’s national selection committee, and Saleem Yousuf as the Chair of the PCB Cricket Committee, till the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. PCB has confirmed new appointments through a press release on Saturday.
The 43-year-old former middle order batsman has replaced Misbah-ul-Haq who had resigned from the post recently. Wasim is currently serving as a head coach of the Northern Cricket Association, which is second on the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy points table behind Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Last season, his side won the National T20 Cup and finished runners-up in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
According to the PCB: “The appointments were approved by the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani following the final round of online interviews, which were held on Thursday and Friday.”
“Muhammad Wasim’s first assignment will be to select the Pakistan side for the two Tests and three T20Is series against South Africa around mid-January,” PCB mentioned in the statement.