Former Test cricketer and member of PCB management committee Haroon Rashid has been appointed as the chief selector of Pakistan, taking over from former captain Shahid Afridi.
“I want to congratulate Haroon Rashid and hope he will use his cricket knowledge, understanding and background while picking squads for the upcoming international assignments,” chairman PCB management committee Najam Sethi.
“I am honoured to have been entrusted with this responsibility and look forward to working very closely with the team management and the National High Performance Centre so that we have clear pathways and can work collectively to select best available players for what will be a busy and high-profile year of cricket, including the ACC Asia Cup, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and the tour of Australia for three Tests.
“One of the key aspects I will like to focus on my time will be improving communication. This is a critical area as the players need to have absolute clarity on why they have been selected or not selected, which, in turn, will help them to deliver the desired results, work harder on their skills and remain motivated,” Haroon Rashid.
The other members of the selection committee panel will be announced in due course. Pakistan’s next assignment is against Afghanistan in March.