The former captain of Pakistan Misbah ul Haq has decided to step down from the responsibility of a Chief Selector as he addressed a press conference on Thursday. According to Misbah, he wants to focus completely on coaching and some of the upcoming tours of Pakistan are pretty tough.

Reacting to the news, Akhtar feels that the team director of Peshawar Zalmi Mohammad Akram is going to be the new Chief Selector of Pakistan. Akram has played for Pakistan and he has vast experience in the English county circuit as well.

“From what my sources tell me, Muhammad Akram will be the new chief selector. Good luck to him on this tricky but important position. Muhammad Akram has done a great job with Peshawar Zalmi and other projects. I think he will be great for this position and will get good results for Pakistan. Good luck and best wishes and prayers for him,” Akhtar tweeted.

On the other hand, former Test captain and Chief Selector Inzamam ul Haq feels that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will bring in someone from England. 

“Considering the appointments in the board in the past year, 60 to 70 per cent are those who have either lived in England or worked there in some capacity. I am giving you a hint that the new chief selector would be someone who would have worked for a considerable amount of time in England,” said Inzamam.

Inzi quoted the example of the new management where almost 6 people out of 10 are from England and they have relevant work experience over there. 

“The board’s Chief Executive [Wasim Khan] trusts people who have spent some time in England. If you look at the new management consisting of ten people, six belong to England,” he added.