PCB Confirms M. Wasim as Chief Selector, Saleem Yousuf Appointed Chair of Cricket Committee

Muhammad Wasim has been appointed because the Chairman of the Pakistan males’s nationwide choice committee, whereas Saleem Yousuf has been confirmed because the Chair of the PCB Cricket Committee. To make sure consistency and continuity, each have been appointed until the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

The appointments have been permitted by the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani following the ultimate spherical of on-line interviews, which have been held on Thursday and Friday.

Muhammad Wasim’s first task will likely be to pick the Pakistan aspect for the 2 Checks and three T20Is sequence in opposition to South Africa round mid-January, whereas the PCB Cricket Committee’s first assembly of 2021 will likely be held in Karachi within the lead as much as the primary Take a look at, which is able to begin on the Nationwide Stadium from 26 January.


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The 43-year-old Wasim is presently head coach of the Northern Cricket Affiliation, which is second on the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy factors desk behind Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Final season, his aspect gained the Nationwide T20 Cup and completed runners-up within the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

By advantage of being the pinnacle coach of the Northern Cricket Affiliation, Wasim was a member of Misbah-ul-Haq’s choice panel till 30 November.

Wasim will assume cost of his new tasks following the conclusion of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, whose five-day closing will likely be performed on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi from 1 January 2021.

There is no such thing as a change to the composition of the choice committee and head coaches of the six first XI Cricket Affiliation sides will proceed to serve on the panel. As and when Wasim’s substitute because the Northern Cricket Affiliation head coach has been confirmed, he’ll be a part of the choice committee because the sixth member.

Saleem Yousuf final served the PCB as a member of the nationwide choice committee from 2013-2015. The previous wicketkeeper-batsman will head the panel that presently contains Ali Naqvi (match officers’ consultant), Umar Gul (present cricketers’ consultant), Urooj Mumtaz (ladies cricketers’ consultant), and Wasim Akram (former cricketers’ consultant).

The PCB Cricket Committee’s remit is to advise the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani on cricket-related issues, together with however not restricted to the performances of the nationwide cricket groups and their administration, home cricket construction, high-performance facilities, and taking part in circumstances.

The Committee has the powers to ask related personnel for its quarterly conferences to help as a part of its analysis, evaluation, and suggestion course of.

PCB Chief Government Wasim Khan defined the board’s determination saying:

We’re delighted to verify the appointments of two high-quality people as Chair of the Choice and PCB Cricket Committees. Each will serve for an preliminary three-year interval until the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Muhammad Wasim and Saleem Yousuf have sound information of cricket, perceive the trials and calls for of the fashionable sport, and are extremely revered throughout the cricket fraternity. Each the gents are additionally aligned to the PCB’s five-year strategic pillar of strengthening our advantage and opportunity-based home construction, in addition to bettering our worldwide rankings throughout all codecs. Wasim’s appointment can be a part of our technique to groom, develop, and supply management alternatives to our gifted cricketers. After retiring from aggressive cricket, Wasim has progressed by the ranks, having beforehand labored as a match referee, coach, and selector. He’s a younger, progressive, and daring thinker who’s in sync with our new Excessive-Efficiency Participant Framework and is without doubt one of the only a few people who find themselves fully conscious of the pool of gifted cricketers obtainable on the home degree. Saleem Yousuf was an clever, brave, and aggressive cricketer who served Pakistan with distinction. Whereas he has constructed a robust skilled profession outdoors of the sport, he has continued to take care of an enormous curiosity in each our home and worldwide cricket. Beneath Saleem’s management, we may have a contemporary, goal and constructive strategy to all facets of our sport and the PCB Cricket Committee seems to be ahead to placing up robust suggestions to the PCB Chairman on how we will proceed to enhance Pakistan cricket.


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Muhammad Wasim commented on his appointment saying:

I’ve been very lucky to have performed with a few of the best cricketers and am assured that I can execute these learnings on this difficult position. We’ve a busy 2021 12 months forward and I’ll give attention to being constructive on choices that not solely deal with our short-term wants but additionally fulfill our long-term ambitions. We’ve immense expertise in Pakistan and it’s important that they’re given alternatives. It is a performance-oriented world and, as such, my philosophy will likely be to advertise meritocracy and choose squads in response to dwelling and worldwide circumstances and necessities. As a chief selector, I’ll all the time be keen to make the laborious calls, if these are in the perfect curiosity of Pakistan cricket. I stay up for working intently with head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam as we collectively try to take Pakistan cricket ahead.

Saleem Yousuf added:

It’s an honor to chair the group, which boasts some extremely revered and educated individuals. The target of this panel is to guage, analyze, and assess cricket-related issues after which make suggestions to the PCB Chairman on how Pakistan cricket can enhance, strengthen, and transfer ahead. With the assist of my colleagues on this committee, I stay up for making a big contribution in order that we will proceed to maneuver Pakistan cricket ahead.

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