Inzamam-ul-Haq named as the chief selector for the national men’s team.

On Monday, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s former Test captain, officially assumed his role as the chief selector for the national men’s cricket team.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed Inzamam’s designation, affirming that the 53-year-old has taken up the position of chief selector for the team.

Having been a part of the Cricket Technical Committee (CTC) just last week, Inzamam has opted to step down from that role, with his successor to be announced at a later time.

Inzamam had previously served as the chief selector between 2016 and 2019, during which time the team he helped assemble emerged victorious in the 2017 Champions Trophy under the captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed.

The former Test cricketer will collaborate once more with Mickey Arthur, the director of the Pakistan team, in selecting the squads for the upcoming series against Afghanistan, the Asia Cup, and the World Cup.

The PCB’s Cricket Technical Committee, under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq and including former captain Mohammad Hafeez, proposed Inzamam’s appointment to Zaka Ashraf, the chairman of the PCB Management Committee. This committee is responsible for offering recommendations on cricket-related matters, encompassing aspects like the domestic structure, scheduling, playing conditions, the appointment of national selection committees, hiring national team coaches, central and domestic contracts, and plans for umpire, referee, and curator development.

Additionally, the committee has the authority to engage supplementary cricket experts and is mandated to provide regular updates to the head of the PCB Management Committee.