Inzamam named chief Pakistan selector


Inzamam-ul-Haq has been confirmed as Pakistan's chief selector after resigning as Afghanistan coach.

The legendary former Pakistan captain ended his short tenure with Afghanistan following an approach from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Batting great Inzamam has now been appointed to take a key role in a new era for Pakistan following head coach Waqar Younis' resignation after poor showings at the Asia Cup and World Twenty20 and Shahid Afridi's decision to step down as T20 captain.

The 46-year-old is joined on the selection committee by Wajahatullah Wasti, Tauseef Ahmed and Wasim Haider.

Inzamam said: "It's an honour for me that I can serve Pakistan, I have played a lot for Pakistan but it's for the first time that I have come [as selector] and the PCB has given me such an important responsibility.

"I want to thank ACB [Afghanistan Cricket Board] that they allowed me to do national duty. I worked for them for six months, I am thankful to them for their cooperation.

"The three selectors should be involved in first-class cricket and [we have] one fast bowler, one spinner and one batsman so that we can cover three sectors."