PCB names Moin Khan as new chief selector

Published: April 21, 2014
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Khan has been given his new role after his department, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) allowed him to join the board on deputation. PHOTO: AFP

Khan has been given his new role after his department, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) allowed him to join the board on deputation. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Following the Rashid Latif episode, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took an unusual step to name Moin Khan as the new chief selector and manager of the national team on Monday.

Khan, who served as the head coach of the team that took part in the recent Asia Cup and the WorldTwenty20 tournaments, is expected to take over his new role immediately.

In a media release, the PCB also announced the appointment of former team manager and Test Captain Zaheer Abbas as Principle Advisor to Chairman Najam Sethi.

The release added that Khan has been given his new role after his department, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) allowed him to join the board on deputation.

The chief selector’s role was vacant after former wicket keeper batsman and Test captain Rashid Latif withdrew after a fallout with the board, before even assuming charge of the office.

Khan’s immediate task would be to pick a selection committee in consultation with the PCB; the board wants to hole an intensive training camp for national players in the coming days and Khan will choose the players that will take part in the camp.

The PCB has also set up a committee to scrutinise and evaluate the applications for various cricketing positions advertised recently. Those include the positions of head coach, batting coach, fielding coach, spin bowling consultant, strength and conditioning coach, and sports physiotherapist.

The committee comprises of Moin Khan, Intikhab Alam and Haroon Rashid.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Farhan
    Apr 21, 2014 - 8:04PM

    Oh wow! Is moin khan sethi’s personal relative? that’s a fair joke with the nation and the team. we are use to it now. Now I am starting to believe that Pakistan cannot get rid of corruption and nepotism… no selection in merit nor achievements.. real man is given cold sholders due to nonsense ECB who have much to meddle in other’s affairs… wow and our PCB? went on to say: Yes boss! You are our lord! we will lick your boots… just ask us so.. wow.Recommend

  • Karachi Bhai
    Apr 21, 2014 - 8:09PM

    As per Amir Sohail through media, the deal with Moin Khan is to recommend ouster of Misbah and Hafeez from captaincy.

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  • s m
    Apr 21, 2014 - 10:19PM

    Huummmmm!. Cat is rewarded by giving a charge to guard the milk!!!

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  • ashar
    Apr 22, 2014 - 12:29AM

    Family business

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