Aamer Sohail is one of the leading contenders to be named Director of domestic and international cricket in Pakistan © Getty Images
Aamer Sohail is one of the leading contenders to be named Director of domestic and international cricket operations in Pakistan © Getty Images

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are pondering whether to re-establish the post of Director of international and domestic cricket operations. Due to cost cutting, PCB had abolished the position, but now PCB have shortlisted Aamer Sohail, Haroon Rasheed and Iqbal Qasim for the post. Former Test skipper Intikhab Alam held the post of Director of domestic cricket, whereas former quick Zakir Khan was given the responsibility  of Director of international cricket operations. But both posts were canceled in September 2015 for budgetary reasons as the employee strength was reduced from 600 to 530. The PCB is now thinking about appointing one director, who will be in charge of both posts. READ: PCB to appoint Mudassar Nazar as head of its new cricket committee

On the last couple of months, following the debacle at the T20 World Cup 2016 and Asia Cup 2016, Pakistan have made some drastic changes. Inzamam-ul-Haq was appointed the chief selector, relieving Rasheed of his duties. Also, following Waqar Younis as the Head Coach, Pakistan have now appointed former Australia coach, Mickey Arthur as their Head Coach. Sarfraz Ahmed was been entrusted to lead Pakistan in T20Is, following Shahid Afridi’s resignation. Pakistan have also introduced many camps for its players to improve their fitness and also cricket in schools have also been revived to a certain extent, according to espncricinfo.com. READ: Pakistan players upset with Shahryar Khan’s remarks

PCB  is also all set to appoint former Test player Mudassar Nazar as the head of its new cricket committee, which has been constituted to look after all international and domestic affairs related to the game. A well placed source in the PCB told PTI that the Board will make an official announcement about Mudassar’s appointment next week although it had already taken a decision and had asked the former Test all-rounder to start work on his assignment.

(With inputs from PTI)