Lahore: Former fast bowler Wahab Riaz has been appointed as the Chief Selector of the National Men’s Selection Committee.
Wahab Riaz’s first assignment will be to select the Pakistan team for the three-Test series in Australia from December 14 to January 7 and the five-match T20I series in New Zealand from January 12 to 21.
Wahab Riaz started his international career in 2008 and took a total of 237 wickets and scored 1200 runs in 27 Tests, 91 ODIs and 36 Twenty20 Internationals. He played three World Cups and was Pakistan’s second most successful bowler with 35 wickets in those competitions.
Wahab Riaz says that it is an honor for him to become the head of the national selection committee. He thanked Pakistan Cricket Board Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf for trusting him with this responsibility.
The former fast bowler said that the decision to involve former cricketers in the affairs of cricket is commendable and he wants to work for the betterment of Pakistan cricket. It is a challenge.
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He said that the visit to Australia is very important where Pakistan has to play Test matches of ICC World Test Championship. Similarly, the tour of New Zealand will help us build a balanced team for the T20 World Cup in America and West Indies in June next year.
Wahab Riaz said that we have a good team director in the form of Mohammad Hafeez and we will work together for the success of Pakistan cricket.
Wahab Riaz says that his main focus will be to announce all-round squads giving importance to players who have performed well in domestic cricket. He said that he is always available to know the opinion of the players.