Veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has been included as the third member of the national selection panel alongside Minhajul Abedin and Habibul Bashar, according to a decision in the directors' meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board yesterday.
Since the resignation of former national captain Faruk Ahmed from chief selector's post back in 2016, Minhajul led the two-member panel alongside Bashar.
There were talks about Razzak's appointment to the position recently, but the left-arm spinner had asked for time since he is still playing in domestic competitions.
According to the BCB, the board was willing to expand the selection panel considering Razzak's experience while keeping in mind the importance and workload of the selectors.
"To be honest, it's a big responsibility," Razzak told The Daily Star.
"I will try to fulfil my responsibility. There will be pressure and it's the same in the selection panel as it's a matter of the national team," he added.
Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the board is willing to start coronavirus vaccination program by February and is keen to resume domestic cricket soon.
The existing contracts for the centrally contracted cricketers and First Class cricketers will remain in place until further decision, the meeting decided.