Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) major shake-up following their World Cup debacle has seen former fast bowler Wahab Riaz being roped in as chief selector, the PCB confirmed yesterday.
Former fast bowler Wahab Riaz was appointed as Pakistan's chief selector on Friday, after Inzamam-ul-Haq stepped down last month following allegations of a conflict of interests.
Pakistan slipped to a one-wicket loss at the hands of South Africa, their fourth defeat in six games in India.
Pakistan's chances of making the semifinals of the Cricket World Cup are on a knife-edge after their eight-wicket defeat to Afghanistan on Monday in Chennai.
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said that the young players that represented the country in the last World Cup in 2019 have now matured as he hopes his team will have two wins under their belts before they face old rivals India in the eagerly-awaited World Cup blockbuster.
When Mushfiqur Rahim hit the winning boundary to upset India in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbeans, people had already gotten a glimpse of the talents who would lead Bangladesh cricket in the coming years.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf has clarified his comments regarding India ahead of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, calling India a “traditional rival” and not an “enemy.”
The deal comes after four months of deadlock between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and players, and for the first time will see them get a share of the country's payout from the International Cricket Council (ICC).