Moin Khan named Pakistan chief selector

Karachi, July 15 (IANS/CMC) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday appointed former captain Moin Khan as chief selector of the national team, replacing Iqbal Qasim, who resigned after the side's dismal performance in the Champions Trophy.

The 41-year-old Moin played 69 tests and 219 one-day internationals as a wicketkeeper-batsman for Pakistan during a 14-year career.

"I have accepted this as a challenge and I am glad that PCB and my own vision corresponds in terms of preparing a pool of talented cricketers who can mount an effective challenge in the 2015 World Cup," said Moin, a member of the Pakistan squads that won the World Cup in 1992 and reached the final seven years later.

Qasim had resigned from his post after Pakistan lost all three of their group matches at last month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

Qasim cited personal and health reasons for his decision to step down but was known to be unhappy with interference from the team management in selection affairs.

"I have accepted this as a challenge and I am glad that PCB and my own vision corresponds in terms of preparing a pool of talented cricketers who can mount an effective challenge in the 2015 World Cup," said Moin, a member of the Pakistan squads that won the World Cup in 1992 and reached the final seven years later.

Pakistan registered a resounding 126 run win over the West Indies in their opening tour match in Guyana on Sunday.

--IANS/CMC

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