PCB decides to appoint Muhammad Waseem as new Chief Selector

By: News Desk      Published: 12:06 PM, 17 Dec, 2020
PCB decides to appoint Muhammad Waseem as new Chief Selector

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to appoint former Test cricketer Muhammad Waseem as new Chief Selector, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday, quoting its sources.

Muhammad Waseem will work with the head coaches of the provincial teams as well, the sources said.

The TV channel reported that PCB has decided to appoint Saleem Yousuf as Cricket Committee Chairman, the sources maintained.

It has been reported that the PCB will announce these appointments very soon.

It is pertinent to note that Mohammad Waseem is a Pakistani-Dutch cricket coach and cricketer who played for Pakistan and Dutch cricket teams. Previously, he played in 18 Tests and 25 ODIs from 1996 to 2000 for the Pakistan national cricket team. In May 2018, he was appointed coach of the Sweden national cricket team. In May 2018, Waseem was appointed head coach of the Sweden national cricket team.

While Saleem Yousuf is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 32 Tests and 86 ODIs from 1982 to 1990. He was a wicketkeeper. He made his highest Test score of 91 not out against England at Edgbaston in 1987.

One of his most memorable innings was in a match against the West Indies in the 1987 World Cup, which turned a certain defeat into victory for Pakistan.

In 1990, Saleem Yousuf became the first wicketkeeper to record three stumpings in an ODI innings and still jointly holds the record for the most number of stumpings in a single ODI innings. After retirement, he served on the Selection Committee for the Pakistan Cricket Board.