The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB’s) New temporary selection committee will be led by former captain Shahid Afridi, the most recent alteration following the team’s humiliation by England.
A 14-member management committee took charge on Thursday after Ramiz Raja was fired as the PCB’s leader.
The main committee, presided over by the late chairman Najam Sethi, also fired head selector Mohammad Wasim before choosing Afridi.
Former players Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar were also named selectors, according to the PCB. The adjustments come in response to Pakistan’s historic 3-0 home defeat by England earlier this month.
“I welcome the interim Men’s National Selection Committee and have no doubts that, despite limited time, they will make brave and bold decisions that will help us produce a strong and competitive side in the series against New Zealand,” wrote chairman PCB Najam Sethi in a tweet while making the announcement.
Afridi played for Pakistan in 27 Tests, 398 one-day matches, and 99 Twenty20 matches throughout the course of a career distinguished for his aggressive batting.
The first game of a two-game Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand was played on Monday in Karachi.