Mohammad Wasim Named Pakistan's Chief Selector

Mohammad Wasim Named Pakistan’s Chief Selector

Mohammad Wasim (R). Credits: (ESPN Cricinfo)

Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Wasim will take over as Pakistan’s chief selector’s position and will hold it till the 2023 World Cup. Mohammad Akram, who played 18 Tests and 25 ODIs from 1996-2000, will replace former Pakistan captain Misbah-Ul-Haq in the post. Misbah-Ul-Haq surrendered the position of national selector earlier and will continue only as the coach.

Mohammad Wasim, who serves as the coach of the Northern, has been asked to leave that particular role. Wasim will leave the position at the end of the ongoing Quaid-E-Azam Trophy to lead the selection committee. The post of the chief selector committee has been vacant for three weeks after Misbah officially stepped down on the 30th of November.

Misbah-Ul-Haq (Photo Credit: PCB/Twitter)

Currently, in the New Zealand tour, Misbah-Ul-Haq is continuing only as a coach. The 46-year old took over as the selector and coach in October 2019 and has not yielded many successful results so far. With the former Pakistan skipper at the helm, the men in green suffered Test series losses in Australia and England while also enduring a T20 series sweep against Sri Lanka at home.

Mohammad Wasim will begin his tenure with the series against South Africa:

South Africa vs Pakistan 2019, Shadab Khan
(Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Mohammad Wasim will get his stint underway as the chief selector by picking the squads for the upcoming home series against South Africa. South Africa will embark on a historic tour of Pakistan and are set to play two Tests and three T20Is, starting from the 26th of January.

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