Cricket-Pakistan name Qasim as head of revamped selectors

KARACHI, March 1 Thu Mar 1, 2012 3:39pm IST

Related Topics

KARACHI, March 1 (Reuters) - Former test spinner Iqbal Qasim will head a revamped Pakistan national selection committee after the one-day series defeat to England last month, officials said on Thursday.

"Qasim is the new chief selector as Mohammad Illyas submitted his resignation to us yesterday for personal reasons," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf told media in Islamabad.

Pakistan were thrashed by England in the one-day and T20 series, after winning the test series 3-0.

Former test pace bowler Saleem Jaffer will also join the selection committee.

"I just felt that the time was now right for others to be given a chance to handle this big responsibility," said former test player Illyas, who had faced criticism for the selection of his son-in-law Imran Farhat in the team.

(Editing by Clare Fallon; clare.fallon@thomsonreuters.com; +44 20 7542 7933; Reuters Messaging: clare.fallon.reuters.com@reuters.net)

Please double-click on the newslink:

for more Pakistan cricket stories

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Reuters Showcase

Legend On Board

Legend On Board

McGrath to train next generation of Indian pace bowlers.  Full Article 

Not Quitting Yet

Not Quitting Yet

Injured Australia captain Clarke rules out ODI retirement.  Full Article | Related Story 

Poor Form

Poor Form

Misbah going back to basics to solve batting slump.  Full Article 

Premier League

Premier League

Analysis: Premier League the biggest winner as talent pours in.  Full Article 

Manager Speaks

Manager Speaks

Foreign players can help England, says Hodgson.  Full Article 

Golf Update

Golf Update

Ryder Cup joy for veteran Westwood and rookie Gallacher.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage