Iqbal Qasim

  • Pakistan appoint Aamir Sohail as chief selector February 4, 2014

    Islamabad: Aamir Sohail was reappointed Pakistan's chief cricket selector for a second time on Tuesday. The post had been vacant for more than seven months, since Iqbal Qasim didn't renew his contract last July. Pakistan Cricket Board interim chairman Najam Sethi briefly appointed Moin Khan as chief selector soon after Qasim quit,...
  • Dav Whatmore is useless: Iqbal Qasim October 31, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former chief selector Iqbal Qasim has described the national team's Australian coach Dav Whatmore as "useless". The former Test spinner, who resigned as chief selector in May, told PTI that Whatmore had added no value to the team or Pakistan cricket. "From what I have seen he is there...
  • Present Pakistan players lack hunger for success: Qasim September 5, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan spinner and chief selector Iqbal Qasim has slammed the national team players for lacking "personal pride" and "hunger for success". "In Imran's time and even after that we played with aggression and flair. Today our team lacks these things and that is hurting progress of players," said Qasim,...
  • Qasim was miffed with interference in selection: sources July 5, 2013

    Karachi: He might have cited health and personal commitments as the reason for stepping down as Pakistan's chief selector but speculation is rife that Iqbal Qasim was miffed with the team's captain and head coach for their "undue interference" in selection matters. The resignation came as a surprise as on Wednesday...
  • Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim steps down July 4, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief cricket selector Iqbal Qasim stepped down at the end of his tenure on Thursday, denying any rift with the national team's captain and coach. "I have told the top officials of the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) that I have completed my tenure so they should appoint a...
  • Pakistan's chief selector refuses to step down June 22, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector, Iqbal Qasim has made it clear that he has no intention of stepping down because of the national team's poor performance in the Champions Trophy. "To say that only I or my fellow selectors should resign because the team performed badly in the Champions Trophy is...
  • Batting still a concern for Pakistan: Iqbal Qasim June 4, 2013

    Karachi: Despite Pakistan scoring an emphatic six-wicket victory over South Africa in a warm-up game, chief selector Iqbal Qasim still has concerns about the team's fragile batting line-up with the ICC Champions Trophy due to start this week. "We won convincingly against South Africa in the warm-up game but I would...
  • Pakistan drop Afridi from Champions Trophy squad April 29, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan on Monday axed Shahid Afridi from their 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy following the allrounder's below-par performances in South Africa and a domestic competition. The 33-year-old, who still holds the world record of fastest one-day century - off 37 balls made against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996...
  • Removing Misbah as skipper would be unfair: Qasim February 28, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has termed as unfair calls for Misbah-ul-Haq's removal as captain in the wake of the national cricket team's whitewash in the Test series in South Africa. "I don't think it is fair for these calls to remove Misbah as captain on the basis of one...
  • Don't put pressure on me: Afridi to selectors February 23, 2013

    Karachi: Flamboyant all rounder Shahid Afridi on Saturday asked national selectors to not put pressure on him by making unsolicited statements and also made it clear that the decision to quit the game remains his prerogative. After recalling Afridi in the One-day squad for the series against South Africa, chief...
  • Yousuf not to be considered for India tour December 5, 2012

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf's Twenty20 and ODI career appears to be over after chief selector Iqbal Qasim made it clear that he would not be considered for the tour of India. "Yousuf is not under consideration for the tour to India," Qasim told reporters when asked about the selection...
  • India tour will be tough: Pak selector Qasim November 29, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has no illusions about how tough the forthcoming tour to India is going to be for the national team. Pakistan are due to tour India from December 22 to play two T20 matches and three ODIs. It will be the first bilateral series between...
  • Younis, Gul are rested not axed: Qasim August 15, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector, Iqbal Qasim has clarified that the senior batsman Younis Khan and pace bowler Umar Gul should not consider their international careers over as they would be needed for national duty again. The national selection committee has rested Younis and Gul for the One-day series against Australia....
  • Qasim defends Shehzad's axing from T20 squad July 22, 2012

    Lahore: Chief selector Iqbal Qasim has defended the axing of opener Ahmed Shehzad from the Pakistan squad for the Twenty20 Internationals against Australia and for the T20 World Cup, saying that the selectors had preferred a more experienced player to him. Shehzad's axing from the Twenty20 squad after he was recalled...
  • Yousuf keen to make international return April 25, 2012

    Lahore: Keen to revive his international career, Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousuf took a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy, but chief selector Iqbal Qasim made it clear that the senior batsman would have to play domestic matches to be considered for selection. "Yousuf has appeared in the fitness tests and...
  • Qasim is new head of PCB selection committee March 1, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday appointed former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim as the head of a revamped national selection committee after Mohammad Illyas resigned from the post. Former Test pacer Saleem Jaffer has also been appointed on the committee which was revamped after Pakistan lost to England in...
  • Pak defend Riaz selection for England series December 29, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket authorities and former players have backed Wahab Riaz's selection in the side for the upcoming series against England and have termed the British media's criticism of the paceman's inclusion as "unfair." A section of the British media has described the Pakistan board's decision to select Riaz as negative,...
  • Ex-Pak stars ask BCCI to look into Kambli claims November 20, 2011

    Karachi: The cricket community in Pakistan has lashed out at ICC president Sharad Pawar and the BCCI for their refusal to investigate claims by former India player Vinod Kambli that the 1996 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka may have been fixed. "This is a former India player making a serious...