Haroon Rashid appointed as new chief selector of Pakistan men's team
Pakistan Cricket Board appoints former Test cricketer Haroon Rashid as the national men's team chief selector.
LAHORE: Former Pakistan batter Haroon Rashid on Monday has been appointed as the new chair of the men's National Selection Committee. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) added that other members of the panel led by Rashid will be announced in due course.
Rashid played 23 Tests and 12 ODIs from 1977 to 1983 and last held this position in 2015-16. Most recently, he was the Convener of the Interim Selection Committee after having previously served in administrative and coaching roles with the age group and national sides.
"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 the 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," said Rashid in an official statement.
Earlier, the PCB had appointed former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi as the chairman of the men's National Selection Committee for the New Zealand series at home, Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum, while Rashid was selected as the convener, after Mohammed Waseem was removed following Najam Sethi-led committee taking charge of the PCB in December 2022.