The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officially appointed Haroon Rasheed as the chief selector of the national selection committee on Monday, January 23. Najam Sethi shared the news as he confirmed the same to the journalists during a press conference.
Haroon Rasheed Dar played international cricket between 1977-1983, where he represented the country in 23 Tests and 12 ODIs. Meanwhile, Haroon has also held various positions with the PCB in the past, including that of the chief selector as well as the manager and head coach of the senior and junior teams. He retired as Director of the High Performance Center of the Pakistan Cricket Board last year.
While it has now been confirmed that Haroon Rasheed will be heading the new selection committee, the status of the other members will be decided later.
The cricket management committee had earlier named Shahid Afridi as interim chief selector as soon as the Najam Sethi-led management came into power last month. Afridi had only taken up the position for the home bilateral series against New Zealand that concluded on January 13.
Najam Sethi gave extension to Veteran all rounder on a long-term basis, he declined the offer as he was busy with his other commitments, including charity work. The other members of the selection committee included former pacer Rao Iftikhar Anjum and iconic all-rounder Abdul Razzaq.
“Haroon has now resigned from the management committee as we don’t want a conflict of interest as he is now chief selector,” Sethi said, as quoted by NDTV.