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, but the Islamabad High Court overruled all major decisions by Sethi, and last month restored Zaka Ashraf as PCB chairman.
Former international players Azhar Khan, Salim Jaffar and Farrukh Zaman will continue on the selection committee.
“Aamir’s vision and experience will help build a strong team for the World Cup 2015,” the PCB said in a statement.
Sohail said his main challenge will be to strengthen the numbers of backup players.
“We have to increase the pool of players and also improve the fitness of players,” he said.
“He (Whatmore) has given me a lot of input and I, too, have a few things in my mind,” Sohail said. “But I think you have to look at the comfort level of others, too, and you can’t simply do what you want to do.”