PCB appoints Wasim new chief selector of national cricket team

PCB appoints Wasim new chief selector of national cricket team

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday appointed former Test cricketer Mohammad Wasim as chief selector until the 2023 World Cup.

43-year-old Wasim will replace Misbahul Haq, who stepped down in October to focus on his job as head coach of the cricket team.

Wasim had played 18 Test matches and 25 one-day internationals for Pakistan between 1996 and 2000.

"As a chief selector, I will always be willing to make the hard calls, if these are in the best interest of Pakistan cricket." Wasim said in a statement.

"We have a busy 2021 year ahead and I will focus on being positive on selections that not only address our short-term needs but also fulfill our long-term ambition," he said.

Pakistan will have a hectic 2021 as it has planned to host at least four international teams — South Africa, New Zealand, England and the West Indies — besides playing in the Twenty20 World Cup in India.