Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Iqbal Qasim has been appointed as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) cricket committee’s chairman.
Iqbal, a veteran of 50 Tests and 15 ODIs, will lead the panel which include Wasim Akram (former Test cricketer), Urooj Mumtaz (chief selector and representative of women’s cricket), Umar Gul (former Test cricketer and representative of current domestic cricketers) and Ali Naqvi (former Test opener and representative of the match officials).
In addition, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan and Director – International Cricket, Zakir Khan, will serve as co-opted members.
The revamped cricket committee will function to give advice to the PCB chairman Ehsan Mani on cricket-related matters. The committee will review performance at the international and domestic levels. They will also have the powers to invite relevant personnel for its quarterly meetings to assist as part of its evaluation, assessment and recommendation process.
Iqbal Qasim, on his appointment, said: “I am pleased the PCB has considered me for this important assignment. I will try to utilise all my cricket and corporate experience and knowledge in the successful delivery of my responsibilities.”
“The PCB Cricket Committee comprises members who are avid followers of the game, are on top of all matters related to the game in Pakistan and, therefore, with collective wisdom, will make recommendations that will help the PCB to improve its strategic direction,” he added.