Zaka Ashraf, the newly-appointed Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) management committee, has extended an offer to former Test cricketer Mohammad Hafeez for the position of chief selector for the national team, according to sources. Ashraf met with Hafeez on Thursday to discuss the key role in the new setup, and the cricketer-turned-analyst requested time to consider the offer.
It has been reported that the current chief selector, Haroon Rashid, will soon be relieved of his duties. In light of this, Ashraf reached out to Hafeez with the proposition. During their meeting, Hafeez congratulated Ashraf on his appointment as the head of the PCB.
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Expressing his respect for Ashraf’s administrative abilities, Hafeez stated, “Zaka Ashraf is a good administrator. I honestly respect him a lot. I will consider a good offer to serve Pakistan cricket.” The former all-rounder displayed a positive attitude towards the potential opportunity.
In addition to Hafeez, other former Test cricketers such as Younis Khan, Mohsin Hassan Khan, Saleem Yousuf, and Shoaib Akhtar are expected to assume important positions within the PCB.
On July 5, the federal government appointed Zaka Ashraf as the Chairman of the management committee. This decision was made through the circulation of a summary, which approved the committee’s formation. The 10-member committee has been entrusted with a four-month term.
Furthermore, the federal government also appointed Mahmood Iqbal as the new chief election commissioner, replacing Ahmed Shehzad Farooq Rana.
As the PCB undergoes this restructuring process, the appointments of experienced cricketing personalities like Hafeez and others are aimed at strengthening the national team and enhancing the overall management and administration of cricket in Pakistan.