Tauseef Ahmed appointed interim chief selector

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Tauseef Ahmed appointed interim chief selector

LAHORE, NOV 7: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday appointed former cricketer Tauseef Ahmed as the interim chief selector for the national team as the post was lying vacant after Inzamamul Haq’s resignation last month.

The PCB said that the first assignment for the selection committee under Ahmed will be the selection of the national squad for the upcoming Australia tour after the World Cup 2023.

Moreover, ex-cricketer Wajahatullah Wasti has been appointed as the head of the junior selection committee, the cricket governing body said.

Both the new appointees are members of the existing selection committee.

Remember, on October 30, Inzamam resigned from his position as the chief selector of the men’s national team following the news accusing him of having a “conflict of interest”.

“People speak without research. Questions were raised on me so I decided that it was better I resign,” Inzamam said in a statement according to Geo News.

It must be noted that Inzamam was appointed as the chief selector of the men’s national team on August 7 by the then-newly appointed head of the PCB Management Committee, Zaka Ashraf.

PCB also formed a five-member fact-finding committee the same day which started an investigation against Inzamam over alleged shares in a company owned by the players’ agent leading to a conflict of interest, sources reported on Tuesday.

The committee is slated finish the investigation as soon as possible and, as sources reported, the time frame is likely to be one week.

Once the investigation is completed, the fact-finding team will submit its report and recommendations to the head of the PCB Management Committee, Zaka Ashraf, to make the final decision.

The primary focus of this committee is to delve into the claims related to a conflict of interest that has emerged concerning the team selection process.