The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former Test batsman Haroon Rashid as director cricket operations.
"The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Haroon Rashid as director cricket operations after completing all the formalities and the interview process. He resumed his duties from today i.e. April 17, 2017, at the Board headquarters," the Dawn quoted a PCB press release as saying.
Haroon has to tender his resignation as the PCB chief selector after Pakistan's dismal performance in the 2016 World T20 where they exited in the first round.
Stating that sacking of coach and selectors after national team's defeat has been a custom in Pakistan, the 64-year-old said he has many ideas to deliver.
"In Pakistan sacking coach and selectors after national team's defeat has been a custom. However, this [director cricket operations] is a new area in which I have already worked on different positions like director youth development and others, so [now] I have many ideas to deliver," Haroon said.
Haroon, who played 23 Tests between 1977 and 1983 scoring 1217 runs at the average of 34.77, said, "I was one of the candidates for the position of director cricket operations, and possess all the criteria to get this post."
Meanwhile, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said Haroon was selected for the post because of his vast experience of working in the area of domestic cricket.
"As chief selector, Haroon's performance may be questioned but now one year has passed and this [director cricket operations] is a different role; so, hopefully he will deliver," said Shaharyar.
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