Mohammad Wasim has been named Pakistan’s top elector

Pakistan international Mohammad Wasim has been named as the top men’s national team selector, taking over from Misbah-ul-Haq.

Wasim has been given the assignments until the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2023 and his first assignment will include selection for the two upcoming trials and a T20I three-match series against Africa South.

“I have been very fortunate to play with some of the best cricketers and I am confident that I can achieve what I have learned in this challenging role,” said Wasim, who represented Pakistan. in 18 Tests and 25 ODI between 1996 and 2000.

He said: “We have a busy 2021 year ahead of us and I will focus on being positive about elections that not only address our short-term needs but meet our long-term ambitions. half of us in Pakistan and it is important that they get opportunities.

“This is a world that is focused on performance and, as such, my philosophy is to promote meritocracy and select squads according to domestic and international conditions and requirements.

“As a top selector, I will always be willing to make the hard calls, if those are good Pakistan cricket. I look forward to working closely with head coach Misbah-ul- Haq and Captain Babar Azam, as we work together to advance Pakistan ‘s cricket. “

Pakistan has also named former wicketkeeper Saleem Yousuf as head of the PCB Cricket Committee, another post held by Misbah earlier.