PCB chairman Najam Sethi, on Monday (January 23), has named former Pakistan batter Haroon Rasheed as chief selector. The 69-year-old will take over the role from Shahid Afridi, who was made interim chief selector in December last year.
Rasheed featured in 23 Tests and 12 ODIs for Pakistan between 1977 and 1983, scoring 1383 runs across two formats. He served as Pakistan's chief selector between 2015 and 2016 and was also PCB's Director of Cricket Operations and the Pakistan team manager.
He is part of the 14-member cricket management committee that runs the PCB but will now step down from the post. "Haroon has now resigned from the management committee as we don't want a conflict of interest as he is now chief selector," said Sethi.
The cricket management committee appointed Afridi as interim chief selector on December 24 last year and Sethi even wanted him to take the role on a permanent basis but Afridi wants to focus more on his foundation and charity work.
Pakistan’s next assignment is a three-match T20I series against Afghanistan in March.