PCB hires former Test spinner to support Misbah-ul-Haq
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are making necessary changes for the welfare of the Pakistan cricket team. The board has roped in former Test spinner Nadeem Khan who will play the role of a Coordinator in National Selection Committee.
According to PCB, Nadeem’s role will be of a bridge between chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq and the six selectors by collecting feedback, information and maintaining players’ profile from the domestic matches, as well as, presenting to the selection committee so that the information can be used in their decision-making process. Nadeem’s presence will ease the pressure off Misbah-ul-Haq’s shoulders as he would offer his support in the best possible way.
The former Test spinner will neither be part of the Pakistan selection committee nor will have any opinion in selection-related matters.
The 49-year-old Khan would be responsible for keeping a closer eye on local matches and preparing some reports on players who are performing well, and speaking with the six city association coaches frequently.
“When we had unveiled Misbah-ul-Haq as chief selector and head coach, we had stated we will provide all necessary support to allow Misbah to fulfil his responsibilities and achieve his objectives and targets. Nadeem’s appointment is a testament to that statement,” said PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan.
In case you didn’t know Nadeem Khan has represented Pakistan in an only minimum number of international matches. He has played two Tests, two ODIs and 153 first-class matches in a cricketing career spanning between 1987 and 2002.
He worked on the national selection committee in the 2016-17 season and has also managed Pakistan U19 teams in two Asia Cups and an ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in 2018-19.