The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday appointed the country’s former fast bowler Wahab Riaz as the chief selector after accepting the resignation of legendary batsman and former captain Inzamam Ul Haq.
Inzamam had resigned as chairman of the national selection committee on October 30 after the PCB initiated a conflict of interest investigation. Inzamam is associated with the company that manages players, leading to a conflict of interest investigation. The first responsibility of Riaz (38 years) will be team selection for the Test tour of Australia and T20 International series in New Zealand.
Pakistan will play a Test series in Australia from December 14 to January 7, after which it will play a five-match T20 International series against New Zealand from January 12 to 21. The PCB is expected to announce other national selectors in a few days after consulting Riaz.
Riaz has not played for Pakistan since 2020 but is active in the Pakistan Super League and also played in domestic List A matches last year. He has represented Pakistan in 27 Tests, 91 ODIs and 36 T20 International matches. He played in three consecutive World Cups in which he took 35 wickets.