Chief Selector Iqbal Qasim quits

LAHORE: Iqbal Qasim, the chief selector of Pakistan cricket team, has tendered his resignation in the wake of the team''s dismal performance in Australia.

Iqbal Qasim announced his resignation soon after Pakistan''s 5-0 defeat on Sunday in the One-day series against Australia in Perth.

"I am very disappointed, like millions of Pakistanis, over the manner in which the Pakistan team lost the Test series 3-0 and One-day series 5-0," Qasim said.

"As I am responsible for the selection of the team, I quit from my post."

Pakistan won the World Twenty20 last year but have since suffered a number of defeats.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has said it will appoint a new captain to replace current skipper Mohammad Yousuf after the Australia tour.