Haroon Rasheed named Pakistan men’s chief selector

LAHORE: Former Test cricketer Haroon Rasheed has been appointed Pakistan men’s cricket team’s new Chief Selector. 

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Management Committee Najam Sethi, named Rasheed as the head of the selection committee while the rest of the members of the panel will be announced later.

Rasheed, who previously served in the same role between 2015 and 2016, was a part of the interim selection committee led by Shahid Afridi, established soon after Sethi took charge of the PCB in December last year.

He was also a member of the 14-member PCB’s Management Committee constituted by the federal cabinet in the previous month. But following his appointment as the chief selector he has resigned from the committee, Sethi confirmed.

“Haroon has now resigned from the management committee as we don’t want a conflict of interest as he is now chief selector,” Sethi said.

Rasheed, 69, represented Pakistan in 23 Tests and 12 ODIs between 1977 and 1983. Apart from his previous role as a selector, he also served as PCB’s Director of Cricket Operations in 2017 and manager of the national team from 2003 to 2005.

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