LAHORE: Former Test spinner Nadeem Khan has been appointed as the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Director High Performance following a robust recruitment process.
Nadeem was one of the 16 candidates who had applied for the role and was subsequently interviewed by Iqbal Qasim (Chairman, Cricket Committee), Wasim Akram (Member, Cricket Committee) and other PCB officials, said a spokesman of the PCB on Wednesday.
Following his appointment, Nadeem has resigned as Coordinator – National Men’s Selection Committee with immediate effect. Nadeem’s replacement will be announced in due course.
“The position of Director High Performance has been created during a restructuring process and following the departures of Director – Academies, Mudassar Nazar, and Director – Domestic Cricket Operations, Haroon Rashid, who will finish their time at the PCB on 31 May.
Director – High Performance will be responsible for managing and overseeing both the departments as the PCB believes the new structure will serve the game and its cricketers in a more seamless way”, the PCB statement said.
Commenting on his appointment, Nadeem Khan said: “I am delighted to join the Pakistan Cricket Board at an exciting time when major reforms are taking place at all levels that are aimed at embracing international practices in an effort to enhance the overall standard of our cricket.
“One of my key objectives will be to identify the assets at a young stage through the High-Performance Centres and then monitor their growth, development and progression through our domestic programs”.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan welcomed Nadeem Khan and said, “I want to welcome Nadeem Khan to the PCB family. He brings with him tremendous respect, integrity and a huge amount of cricket knowledge”.