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Pakistan Cricket Board Appoints Haroon Rasheed as Chief Selector for National Cricket Team

On Monday, January 23, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) formally selected Haroon Rasheed as the top selector of the national selection committee. The news was relayed by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi, who verified it to media at a press conference.

While Haroon Rasheed has been confirmed as the new selection committee’s chairman, the status of the other members will be determined later.

When the Najam Sethi-led PCB took over last month, the cricket management committee appointed former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi as acting head selector. Afridi had just taken over for the home bilateral series against New Zealand, which ended on January 13.

Even though Najam Sethi offered the experienced all-rounder a long-term deal, he rejected because he was too busy with other obligations, including charitable work. The selection committee also featured ex-pacer Rao Iftikhar Anjum and legendary all-rounder Abdul Razzaq.

“Haroon has now resigned from the management committee because we don’t want a conflict of interest now that he is head selector,” Sethi told NDTV.

Haroon Rasheed Dar played international cricket for Pakistan from 1977 to 1983, appearing in 23 Tests and 12 One Day Internationals (ODIs). He was also a part of the Pakistan side that reached the 1979 World Cup semi-finals before losing to eventual winners West Indies.

Meanwhile, Haroon has previously held numerous roles with the PCB, including chief selector, manager, and head coach of the senior and junior teams. Aside from that, the former hitter resigned as Director of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s High Performance Centre last year.