Mohammad Wasim named new head of Pakistan selectors

By ScoreLine Desk - December 20, 2020

Lahore: Pakistan on Saturday appointed former Test cricketer Mohammad Wasim as the chairman of its selection committee until the 2023 World Cup.

The 43-year-old Wasim will replace Misbah-ul-Haq, who stepped down in October to concentrate on his job as head coach of the national team.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement that Wasim’s appointment was approved by the board’s chairman Ehsan Mani following the final round of online interviews held on Thursday and Friday.

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, Wasim said in a statement.

Wasim, who is from Rawalpindi, played 18 Test matches and 25 one-day Internationals for Pakistan between 1996 and 2000. He scored 783 runs in Test matches that included a century on debut against New Zealand.

He also served as coach of the Sweden men’s team in 2018 before being appointed as Northern Cricket Association head coach last year.

By ScoreLine Desk

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