Pakistan: Inzamam-ul-Haq, a former Pakistan captain and legendary batter, has been named the national chief selector of the Pakistan men's team by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The 53-year-old, who previously held the position from 2016 to 2019, will be serving in it again.
In addition to winning the Champions Trophy in 2017, Pakistan managed to rise to the top of the Test rankings during his administration.
Inzamam's immediate focus will be on the upcoming bilateral series against Afghanistan, which will start on August 22 and be followed by the Asia Cup.
The inevitable task of selecting Pakistan's ODI World Cup team will follow. Unexpectedly, he also had control over choosing the team for the 2019 edition.
Grant Bradburn, the head coach, and Mickey Arthur, the head of cricket operations, will also be on the selection committee, though it is unclear exactly what their responsibilities will be.
The appointment of Inzamam comes as the PCB works to modernize the domestic cricket system.
He and Mohammad Hafeez were just named to the Cricket Technical Committee (CTC), which will be led by Misbah-ul-Haq. That committee was established with the sole objective of elevating cricket from a grassroots level in terms of scope and stature.
After a meeting with Babar Azam, the men's national team captain, the selection committee's final structure and duties will be decided.