Former quick bowler Wahab Riaz was appointed as chief selector of the lads’s cricket group on Friday, after Inzamamul Haq stepped down final month following allegations of a battle of pursuits.
The 38-year-old Riaz, who performed 27 exams and 91 one-day internationals (ODI) for Pakistan, retired as a participant in August.
In a press release, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mentioned that Riaz’s first task can be choosing the squad for the three-match Take a look at collection towards Australia and the five-match T20I collection towards New Zealand.
The press assertion additionally quoted Riaz as saying that he was “honoured” to tackle the function. He additionally prolonged his gratitude to PCB chief Zaka Ashraf “for entrusting me with this responsibility”.
“The decision to involve former players in cricketing matters is commendable and I am willing to work for the betterment of Pakistan cricket,” he mentioned.
Riaz mentioned he had a “good rapport” with group director Mohammad Hafeez, including that the 2 can be “working closely for the success of Pakistan cricket”.
“My primary goal would be to give weightage to the top performers in domestic cricket and announce well-rounded squads equipped with the necessary skillsets. I will always be available to the players for feedback and advice,” he mentioned.
Former captain Inzamam had resigned after media reported one in all his co-directors in a UK-based firm was managing director of an company representing main Pakistani cricketers.
He stop throughout Pakistan’s disappointing World Cup marketing campaign wherein they exited on the group stage after ending fifth within the standings.
Pakistan bowling coach Morne Morkel stepped down on Monday and batsman Babar Azam resigned as captain in all three codecs on Wednesday.