Wahab Riaz Appointed as a Chief Selector for Pakistan Cricket


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced key appointments, marking a new era for the national cricket team. Following Pakistan’s exit from the World Cup in 2023, the changes are aimed at rejuvenating and enhancing the team’s performance.

Former cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has been named the new Director of Cricket, taking over from Mickey Arthur.

This shift in leadership indicates a fresh direction for the team, with Hafeez poised to play a pivotal role in shaping cricketing strategies and development.

As part of the restructuring, the entire coaching staff will now operate from the National Cricket Academy, introducing a centralized approach to coaching. The specific composition of the coaching staff for the upcoming cricket series in Australia and New Zealand will be disclosed in due course.

In addition to these changes, Wahab Riaz has been appointed as the Chief Selector, succeeding Inzamam-ul-Haq, who resigned amidst conflict of interest allegations. The role of the Chief Selector is crucial in shaping the composition of the national team, and Riaz’s appointment reflects the PCB’s focus on strategic player selection.

Further reinforcing the restructuring efforts, Sohail Tanveer has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the junior selection team, underscoring the PCB’s commitment to nurturing talent at the grassroots level.

These appointments collectively represent a strategic shift in the leadership and management of Pakistan cricket.

The PCB’s proactive measures aim to revitalize the team’s performance across different levels, signaling a renewed focus on development, selection, and coaching to elevate the standard of Pakistan cricket on the international stage.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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