Inzamam-ul-Haq, the former Test captain, has officially taken up the role of chief selector for Pakistan’s national men’s cricket team. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the appointment of the 53-year-old cricket veteran, highlighting his extensive experience and invaluable contributions to the sport.
Having previously held the chief selector position from 2016 to 2019, Inzamam-ul-Haq is well-acquainted with the demands and intricacies of the role. His perceptive talent-spotting and astute decision-making during his earlier tenure played a pivotal role in shaping the team’s accomplishments. Particularly notable was his involvement in assembling the squad that secured victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy, led by Sarfaraz Ahmed.
In this new phase, Inzamam will once again collaborate closely with Mickey Arthur, the Pakistan team director, to meticulously craft the national squads for upcoming significant tournaments. This includes the imminent Afghanistan series, the impending Asia Cup, and the much-anticipated World Cup. The synergy between these two cricketing experts is poised to provide Pakistan’s player selection process with a strategic advantage.
The appointment of Inzamam-ul-Haq was recommended by the Cricket Technical Committee (CTC), a body responsible for providing insights on cricket-related matters. Under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq, the committee’s scope covers diverse elements of the game, ranging from domestic structure and scheduling to playing conditions, selection committee appointments, coaching determinations, contracts, and plans for nurturing umpires, referees, and curators.
The CTC’s composition includes former captain Mohammad Hafeez, contributing to the reservoir of cricketing wisdom that shapes the trajectory of Pakistan’s cricketing pursuits. With the authority to engage supplementary cricket experts as deemed necessary, the committee is dedicated to offering regular updates to the head of the PCB Management Committee.
Inzamam-ul-Haq’s return to the chief selector role is poised to inject fresh dynamism into Pakistan’s cricketing panorama. Endowed with an enduring passion for the sport and an aptitude for identifying budding talent, cricket enthusiasts and fans are eagerly looking forward to witnessing his insightful selections for Pakistan’s forthcoming cricketing odysseys.