Inzamam-ul-Haq decides to step down as Pakistan chief selector

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Throughout his stint, Inzamam was additionally accused of nepotism by granting his nephew Imam-ul-Haq extra probabilities than many thought he deserved.

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Inzamam-ul-Haq. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Former Pakistan captain and one of many nation’s biggest ever batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq has determined to step down as Pakistan’s chief selector. The 49-year-old burly man got here underneath criticism following the Males in Inexperienced’s disappointing efficiency within the just-concluded cricket World Cup and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused to increase his contract. Inzamam had taken a particular initiative to be with the crew on key excursions to spice up its efficiency however a streak of losses in bilateral collection in addition to the World Cup didn’t assist his trigger.

Inzamam had taken over as Pakistan chief selector in 2016

On Tuesday, Inzamam met the press to disclose that he wouldn’t search an extension of his contract with the PCB as soon as it expires on the finish of July, London-based journal The Cricketer reported. Pakistan misplaced their final three bilateral collection in opposition to South Africa, Australia and England earlier than ending fifth within the World Cup regardless of a late resurgence.

Earlier, it was in keeping with the sources that the previous cricketer had proven curiosity in extending his contract for one more 12 months however the board wished to go for a contemporary new choice panel. Inzamam was holding the publish since 2016 and it was his first-ever stint as a selector. He was the top coach of Afghanistan earlier than that and had the contract until December 2016. Nevertheless, the PCB requested the Afghanistan Cricket Board to launch him early.

The title of former Take a look at opener Mohsin Hasan Khan was doing the rounds as Inzamam’s successor as he has the expertise of working in the identical place with first rate outcomes. He has additionally served because the interim head coach of the nationwide crew.

Inzamam, who had labored as Pakistan’s batting advisor for a quick interval in 2012-13, has performed in 120 Checks, 378 ODIs and one T20I scoring over 20,000 worldwide runs with 35 centuries. He was a key member of the Pakistan crew that had gained the World Cup in 1992. Initially, the PCB had not stored a set time period for his interval because the chief selector.

Throughout his stint, Inzamam was additionally accused of nepotism by granting his nephew Imam-ul-Haq extra probabilities than many thought he deserved.