Lahore: Former Test spinner Nadeem Khan has been appointed as the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Director High Performance, ARY Sports reported today.
The 50-year-old Nadeem has resigned as Coordinator National Men’s Selection Committee with immediate effect and his replacement will be announced in due course.
The position of Director – High Performance has been created after the departures of Director Academies, Mudassar Nazar, and Director Domestic Cricket Operations, Haroon Rashid, who will finish his tenure at the PCB on 31 May.
Director High Performance will be responsible for managing and overseeing both the departments as the PCB believes that the new structure will serve the game and its cricketers in a more smooth way.
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Nadeem was one of the 16 candidates who had applied for the role and was subsequently interviewed by Chairman Cricket Committee Iqbal Qasim, former cricketer and member of the Cricket Committee Wasim Akram, Ex-Performance Director – ECB David Parsons and PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan.
Nadeem is delighted to join PCB at this point in time where major reforms are taking place at all levels to enhance the overall standard of cricket.
“Having previous experience in delivering performance systems and a tournament-winning side, I am looking forward to the challenges, competitive opportunities, and overseeing the development of the PCB High-Performance Programme,” he said.
“One of my key objectives will be to identify the assets at a young stage through the High-Performance Centres and then monitor their growth, development, and progression through our domestic programs. I have some big shoes to fill but I am looking forward to making a significant and meaningful contribution during my time with the PCB,” he added.
Wasim Khan has praised Nadeem’s cricket knowledge and his understanding of all the aspects at a higher level.
“I want to welcome Nadeem Khan to the PCB family. He brings with him tremendous respect, integrity and a huge amount of cricket knowledge,” he said.
“Nadeem’s understanding of all aspects of player pathways, domestic cricket, and high-performance systems will be vital as we aim to bridge the gap between domestic and international cricket through the new direction we are taking,” he added.