After the resignation of Inzamam-Ul-Haq Wahab Riaz, he was named Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Selector

On Friday, the PCB named former fast bowler Wahab Riaz as their new chief selector, a week after accepting the resignation of legendary batter and ex-captain Inzamam ul Haq. On October 30, Inzamam resigned as chairman of the national selection committee after the PCB initiated an inquiry to probe if his association with a company that manages a number of national team players amounted to a conflict of interest. The 38-year-old Riaz's first assignment will be to select the squads for the Test tour of Australia and the T20I rubber in New Zealand.
The PCB is expected to announce the other national selectors in a couple of days after consulting Riaz. Riaz, who is also the sports advisor to the Punjab government, has not played for Pakistan since 2020 but is still active in the Pakistan Super League and appeared in domestic List A matches last year.
He has represented Pakistan in 27 Tests, 91 ODIs, and 36 T20Is. He has also played in three successive World Cups, finishing with 35 wickets.
The bowler said he was honored to assume the role of chief selector and added that the decision to involve former players in cricket matters by the PCB is commendable and that he is willing to work for the betterment of the sport in the country.
He said, "Heading a selection committee is a challenging task. We have a significant Australia tour coming up that is part of the ICC World Test Championship 2023–25 cycle and a T20I series against New Zealand that will allow us to develop a formidable unit leading up to the ICC T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies in June next year.”.



Nov 17, 2023 3:27 PM