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PCB’s New Chief Selector Haroon Rasheed Vows to Improve Communication as a Key Priority

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Haroon Rasheed as the new chief selector of the Pakistan men’s senior national team. Rasheed, who previously served as chief selector in 2015-16, has assured to focus on better communication with the players and team management. He will be succeeding former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, who had only served as interim chief selector for the home bilateral series against New Zealand in December-January, comprising two Tests and three One Day Internationals.

In an official statement, Rasheed said, “One of the key aspects I will like to focus on during my time will be improving communication. This is a critical area as the players need to have absolute clarity on why they have been selected or not selected, which, in turn, will help them to deliver the desired results, work harder on their skills and remain motivated.”

He added that as chief selector it is his responsibility to ensure that the best selectors are selected for multi-nation tournaments like the Asia Cup and the World Cup. “I am honored to have been entrusted with this responsibility and look forward to working very closely with the team management and the National High-Performance Centre so that we have clear pathways and can work collectively to select the best available players for what will be a busy and high-profile year of cricket, including the ACC Asia Cup, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and the tour of Australia for three Tests”.

Pakistan are currently on a three-month break from international cricket and they will next be seen in action on April 13 when they host New Zealand in a white-ball series.