Karachi. Former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is leading the race to become the chief selector. He can be appointed after the end of the current tour of Sri Lanka. Zaka Ashraf, the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Cricket Management Committee, wants to appoint Hafeez as the chief selector, a post lying vacant since June. In such a situation, Hafeez can get the responsibility of selecting the team from Asia Cup to ODI World Cup. India and Pakistan have to compete in both the tournaments. Pakistan defeated India in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy. In the match, Hafeez played an unbeaten inning of 57 runs off 37 balls.
A source told news agency PTI that Zaka Ashraf met former captains Rashid Latif and Mohammad Hafeez and talked to them about becoming the chief selector. Rashid was not interested in occupying this post, but Hafeez had expressed his availability for this post. The source said that Rashid Latif was more interested in working on anti-corruption issues.
Good record in all three formats
Mohammad Hafeez, 42, retired last year. He played 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 119 T20 matches for Pakistan. Hafeez made it clear that he would love to take up the challenge of working as the chief selector. He scored 3652 runs in Tests with the help of 10 centuries and 12 half-centuries. His best score was 224 runs. Also took 53 wickets as an off-spinner.
Mohammad Hafeez scored 6614 runs in ODIs on the basis of 11 centuries and 38 half-centuries. 140 not out was the best score. He also took 139 wickets as a bowler. And in T20, he scored 2514 runs with the help of 14 half-centuries. Unbeaten 99 runs was the best score. Also took 61 wickets.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 21, 2023, 16:20 IST