A former star of Pakistan questions Mohammed Hafeez's appointment as director of cricket

Former fast bowler of Pakistan Mohammad Asif has questioned the country's cricket board over the appointment of ex-captain Mohammad Hafeez as Director of Cricket. The Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed Hafeez's appointment earlier this week, while reports have emerged that the former all-rounder will serve a duel role, with the apex body set to merge the posts of team director and head coach. Taking to social media platform X, Asif questioned the credibility of PCB in the matter, highlighting Hafeez's resignation earlier this year from his post in the Technical Committee.

Asif, who was banned from cricket following his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal back in 2010, said that "someone resigns in September from the technical committee and is hired back as director of cricket and head coach in November? Under this chairman, PCB is left with zero credibility and authority to run its affairs.”

Hafeez said in a statement released by PCB that, "I am honoured and excited to take on the role of team director for the Pakistan Men's Cricket Team. I would like to thank PCB for trusting my abilities and giving me this challenging responsibility, but I am committed to working collaboratively with the coaching staff and players to contribute to the team's success. Together, we will strive for excellence and bring happiness to our passionate fans.”




Nov 18, 2023 10:03 AM