Wahab Riaz appointed as chief selector by PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board’s revamp post the ICC World Cup 2023 debacle continues as they have now appointed retired quick Wahab Riaz as the chief selector of the national men’s selection committee. Inzamam-ul-Haq, who held the position until recently, quit after conflict of interest allegations emerged with Pakistan failing to make the cut to the semifinals.

The 38-year-old left-armer, who last donned the green jersey in December 2020, has played in three ODI World Cups – 2011, 2015 and 2019 – and returned 237 international wickets across 27 Tests, 91 ODIs and 36 T20Is. While announcing his retirement, Wahab mentioned that he will continue plying his trade for T20 franchises around the globe.

His maiden assignment will be Pakistan’s upcoming tour of Australia in which they will be playing three Tests. The red-ball series will be followed by a five-match T20I series in New Zealand. The PCB also recently announced the appointment of former all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez as the team’s new director.