Pakistan Cricket Team / Another big change in Pakistan cricket, this former player got a big responsibility

Zoom News : Nov 17, 2023, 09:00 PM
Pakistan Cricket Team: After the poor performance of the Pakistani team in the ODI World Cup, a period of changes is going on in the team and the Pakistan Cricket Board. First of all, team captain Babar Azam left his captaincy, after which Mohammad Hafeez was made the director and coach of the team. Now another former player has been given big responsibility in Pakistan Cricket Board. This player is none other than former Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz. Wahab Riaz has been appointed Chief Selector of the National Men's Selection Committee. Wahab Riaz has recently taken retirement from cricket.

Wahab Riaz's first task will be to select the national men's team for the three-match Test series against Australia from December 14 to January 7 and the five-match T20 series against New Zealand from January 12 to 21. Wahab, who made his debut in international cricket in 2008, represented Pakistan in 27 Tests, 91 ODIs and 36 T20 International matches, taking 237 wickets and scoring 1200 runs in all three formats. He was Pakistan's second most successful bowler in the World Cup, taking 35 wickets in three seasons (2011, 2015 and 2019).

What did Riyaz say after becoming the chief selector of Pakistan team?

On becoming the Chief Selector of the team, Wahab Riaz said that I am honored to play the role of Chairman of the National Men's Selection Committee and I express my gratitude to the Chairman of the PCB Management Committee, Zaka Ashraf for entrusting me with this responsibility. The decision to involve former players in cricket matters is commendable and I am ready to work for the betterment of Pakistan cricket. Leading a selection committee is a challenging task. We have an important tour of Australia coming up which is part of the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle and a T20 series against New Zealand which will give us a strong unit for the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the West Indies and the USA in June next year. Will allow to develop.