Published On: Mon, Apr 18th, 2016

Inzamam set to be PCB’s chief selector


Inzamam while playing

Inzamamul Haq, previous Pakistan skipper and the star of 1992 World Cup star, is ready to elect as Pakistan Cricket Board’s chief selector later than reports surfaced on Saturday that the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has admitted his resignation.

The agreement of Inzamam with the Afghans sprints till December, however, PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said to ACB officials on Saturday and asked for his instantaneous free, which they considered.

Shaharyar shared that “I spoke to [ACB official] Shafiq Stanakzai and requested the immediate release of Inzamam as head coach of ACB. I’m happy to say that they agreed,” He further added, “He [Stanakzai] is very kind and I’m thankful to him. We have offered to make available any Pakistani player they want for coaching in return. I feel the way is now open for him to become Pakistan’s chief selector. We will make it public next week.”

The 46-year-old star has assisted Afghanistan to arrive as one of the much-talented sides in the smallest set-up of the game and their performances in the freshly-ended World T20, where they beat ultimate champions West Indies in the group phase and gave South Africa a minute alarm, got applause from fans and critics equally.

Stanakzai too supported Shaharyar’s statement. “Though Inzamam’s contract runs until December, we understand his situation. If his country needs him then we can’t stop him,” he stated.

Inzamam the accurate option, says Ramiz

Ramiz Raja, the previous batsman, and commentator, has greeted PCB’s verdict to appoint Inzamam as he considers the alteration will give a novel sense of direction to the team.

Ramiz stated as “It’s a great decision. A new individual has been picked who will provide new ideas and will give hope to the entire nation that things can improve,” he continued, “He is one of Pakistan’s greatest batsmen and is someone whose volume of work has been really good.”

Ramiz also calls Inzamam’s preference to grow youngsters and thinks his excellence will assist in improving Pakistan cricket. “Inzi has got the eye for talent and would certainly improve the youth system.” He added.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.