The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially unveiled its new national men’s selection committee, tasked with handpicking talent for the senior, Shaheens, and U19 sides. In a highly anticipated move, three prominent figures have been appointed to these crucial positions.
Heading the committee as the chairman is Haroon Rashid, a seasoned cricket expert with an exceptional understanding of the game. His vast experience and keen eye for talent make him an invaluable asset to the team selection process.
Assisting Haroon Rashid in this crucial endeavor is Hassan Cheema, who has been appointed as the selection committee secretary and manager of analytics and team strategy for the national men’s side. Cheema brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained from his extensive work as a strategy manager and data analyst in various franchise cricket leagues around the world. His analytical approach will provide the selection committee with invaluable insights for making informed decisions.
Adding further strength to the selection committee are two esteemed personalities from the cricketing world. Mickey Arthur, renowned for his successful tenure as the national men’s team’s director, will contribute his vast coaching experience and strategic acumen. Meanwhile, Grant Bradburn, the head coach of the national men’s team, will bring his wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.
The inclusion of Cheema, Arthur, and Bradburn in the selection committee is expected to have a profound impact on the team’s overall strategy. Their collective vision will not only bolster the team’s bench strength but also pave the way for promising players in the Shaheens and U19 sides to transition smoothly into the national side. With their strategic input, the upcoming series will be approached with enhanced vigor and focus.
The first task assigned to the newly formed selection committee is to identify the players for the upcoming fast and spin bowling camps scheduled to take place in Lahore next month. The committee will announce the selected players in due course, ensuring that the best talent is given the opportunity to further refine their skills and make valuable contributions to the national team.