Former Test captain and cricketing legend, Inzamam-ul-Haq, has been appointed as the chief selector of the Pakistan men’s cricket team ahead of the highly anticipated ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Inzamam, who previously served as Pakistan’s chief selector from 2016 to 2019, returns to a crucial role as the team gears up for a critical period.
His first task at hand will be to name the squad for Pakistan’s three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Afghanistan in Sri Lanka, scheduled to commence on August 22.
Following this series, Inzamam will oversee the squad selection for the Asia Cup ODIs, followed by the main event, the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, which is set to take place from October 5 to November 19 in India.
Inzamam’s previous stint as the chief selector saw him successfully name the squad for the 2019 World Cup. His return to the selection panel is expected to infuse a wealth of cricketing knowledge, acquired over his illustrious playing and administrative career, into the process of shaping the squad for one of the most prestigious tournaments in the cricketing world.
While team director Mickey Arthur and head coach Grant Bradburn will also be part of the selection committee, their status will be clarified shortly. Inzamam-ul-Haq’s appointment as chief selector reaffirms the Pakistan Cricket Board’s commitment to maximizing the team’s potential in their quest for World Cup glory.