Misbah to suggest four names for role of chief selector

He is the head of the PCB Cricket Committee

July 26, 2023
Misbah-ul-Haq speaks during a pres conference — PCB

LAHORE: The head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Cricket Committee, Misbah-ul-Haq, will suggest four names for the role of chief selector for the national men’s side, according to sources.

Misbah, who also serves as advisor to Chairman PCB Management Committee Zaka Ashraf, has shortlisted the names of former cricketers Mushtaq Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali for the post of chief selector.

The squads for Asia Cup and ICC World Cup 2023 will be announced after the appointment of chief selector, sources added.

Meanwhile, Azhar, Inzamam, Waqar Younis, Mohammad Hafeez and Rashid Latif have been approached for the role of member in the cricket committee by Misbah. However, they have asked for some time before making a decision.

Sources also revealed that many former cricketers have decided against joining the committee due to prior commitments.

Misbah also held a meeting of the committee regarding the structure of domestic circuit, yesterday.

The former captain will also meet Zaka Ashraf later today.

PCB had offered Misbah a full-time role but he decided against accepting it due to his prior commitments. He will work without pay as the chairman’s advisor since it will be an honorary role.

Misbah will work with the PCB’s cricket and technical committee, while also representing Pakistan in International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings.

Sohail Imran is a senior reporter for Geo News.