| GEO Sports|
| PCB appoints Wasim Bari as interim chief selector|
| Updated at: 0520 PST, Wednesday, June 17, 2009|
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board said Tuesday they had appointed Wasim Bari as interim chief selector to pick the team for next month's series against Sri Lanka after Abdul Qadir quit the post.
Bari, a former captain who is currently working for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as director of human resources, had served as chairman of selectors for three previous periods in the past.
"Bari has been appointed as interim chairman of selectors to pick the team for Pakistan team's tour of Sri Lanka," said a PCB release. Pakistan will play three Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match.
Captain Younus Khan, coach Intikhab Alam and vice captain Misbah-ul-Haq will be the interim members of the committee for the Sri Lanka tour only.
Final approval of the squad will be made by PCB chairman Ijaz Butt, the release said.
Abdul Qadir resigned from the post of chairman of selectors last week, blaming the PCB for not allowing him to work independently. Qadir also blamed Khan, Alam and manager Yawar Saeed for interference -- a charge denied by the officials.
Salim Jaffer and Shoaib Mohammad -- two other members of the selection committee -- did not resign, but a decision on their fate and the appointment of a permanent chief selector are still pending.