According to Shoaib Akhtar, former fast bowler, Mohammad Akram, will be appointed as the new chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team.
Shoaib Akhtar tweeted that his sources have told him that Akram will get the role after Misbah’s resignation.
From what my sources tell me, Muhammad Akram will be the new chief selector. Good luck to him on this tricky but important position.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 14, 2020
In 2012, Akram was appointed as a bowling coach for the Pakistan cricket team, a tenure that ended in 2014. He was the head coach of the PSL team, Peshawar Zalmi, before Darren Sammy’s appointment, and has led them to a title in the second edition of the tournament.
Earlier today, Misbah-ul-Haq resigned from the post of the chief selector, announcing that he will continue as the head coach only. Misbah said that he had been feeling a lot of pressure to fulfill both his duties, but his decision may have been influenced by PCB’s new code of ethics which puts an emphasis on eradicating any conflict of interest.
Mohammad Akram, a former fast bowler, played 9 Test matches and 23 ODIs for the national team. His performances were less than impressive, picking up 17 wickets in Tests and 19 in ODIs.