World Cup 2019: Mohsin Khan tipped to return as chief selector or team manager of Pakistan

Khan, 64, had recently stepped down as head of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s cricket committee.

Former Test batsman and head coach Mohsin Hasan Khan is set to return in an important role in Pakistan cricket.   -  afp

Former Test batsman Mohsin Hasan Khan is set to return to an important role in Pakistan cricket, either as chief selector or national team manager, after the World Cup ends, said a person familiar with the matter.

Khan, 64, had recently stepped down as head of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s cricket committee.

The PCB has announced that its cricket committee, which had been dormant until now, will hold an inquiry into the performances of the team and support staff over the last years and make recommendations to the chairman and board of governors.

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Managing director, Wasim Khan, who head the cricket committee, has started the process of making changes in the board, with a new selection committee and team management expected to be announced after the World Cup.

Some former Test players have, however, advised the PCB not to rely on old faces when making changes.

“Mohsin bhai is a respected figure, but (it) wouldn’t be a bad idea to also look at some fresh faces,” Abdul Razzaq said.

The PCB, meanwhile, has already announced a new junior selection committee, with former Test players Taufiq Umar, Arshad Khan and Rao Ifthikar being roped in by the PCB for the first time.

Between 2010 and 2012, Khan was chief selector, and the PCB named him interim head coach of the national team in 2012. Under him, Pakistan won Test series against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and England, the latter a whitewash in the United Arab Emirates in early 2012.

Despite the success, Khan was replaced by a foreign coach, Dav Whatmore, when Zaka Ashraf took over as PCB chairman.