Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is having talks with former wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif and former speedster Shoaib Akhtar to become chief selector of the national team, ARY Sports reported.
According to sources, Rashid was not taking the role due to his commitment with the state TV but now his and Akhtar’s contract terminated a few days ago.
PCB contacted both individuals after they lost jobs on state TV and the final agreement is likely to take place in the upcoming days.
It must be noted that Misbah-ul-Haq’s tenure as chief selector ended on November 30th and PCB is in search of his replacement.
The national selection committee comprising of provincial coaches has also come to an end and the PCB has decided to change selection policy.
PCB has opted to form a traditional selection committee again and it will consist of three to four members along with the chief selector. Former Test cricketer Mohammad Akram is also a strong candidate for the new chief selector.