Former wicketkeeper Moin Khan appointed chairman of selectors for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD— Former Pakistan cricket captain Moin Khan was appointed chairman of selectors on Monday, replacing Iqbal Qasim.

“I have been given the task to make the team for World Cup 2015 and I hope to fulfil this task with best of my abilities,” Khan said after meeting with acting Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi. “I have accepted this as a challenge and I do have some plans which I would like to implement in the coming days.”

Qasim stepped down earlier this month after suspended PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf asked the former test left-arm spinner to continue until choosing the limited-overs team to play West Indies.

Khan, who helped Pakistan win the 1992 World Cup, played 69 test matches in between 1990-2004 and scored 2,741 runs. In 219 one-day internationals, he scored 3,266 runs.

The PCB said other members of the selection committee — Salim Jaffar, Azhar Khan, Asif Baloch and Farrukh Zaman — will continue to work under Khan “till further orders.”
Khan said he had no problems working with fellow selectors.

“They are all former cricketers and I would like to benefit from their experience as selectors,” Khan said.