Published On: Wed, Jun 1st, 2016

Inzamamul Haq in skill camp at Gaddafi Stadium



Pakistani cricketers are at present taking part in a skill camp at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore to set up for the trip to England and national team chief selector Inzamamul Haq is ensuring that they get some spiritual direction too on the sidelines.

In an image which is spreading on social media, the 46-year-old Inzamam can be witnessed leading afternoon (Zuhr) prayers at Gaddafi Stadium.


Regardless of rousing disagreement many years back for taking in religion to the game, the chief selector visibly appears unfazed. When inquired if he would be capable of taking his national duty beside his religious one, the previous captain told “frankly, everyone should offer prayers”.

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Inzamam, in 2006, powerfully without allegations he was forcing players to pray and that selection procedure was connected to religion in any way.

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Inzamam was stating in an interview that “I have never forced anyone to offer prayers to the team or to keep a beard. There are only three players in the team who went to England who have a beard: Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Yousuf and myself. I’ve never linked team selection to offering prayers and reports suggesting otherwise are all wrong.”

inzamam leading team

Previously, Inzamam’s images of leading the Afghanistan team into prayers moreover created captions on social media all through the Asia Cup qualifiers. Afghanistan beat Hong Kong by 66 runs on 22 February and the then head coach was witnessed leading his players into the evening (maghrib) prayers.

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Inzamam’s advent into the Pakistan Cricket Board combination has brought alterations when it comes to players’ fitness. The players were sent to a fitness and boot camp to Army School of Physical Training in Kakul, which was pursued right away by the skill camp.

By the entire three spheres coated, immediately the findings of these initiatives will be obvious when the team tours England for a two-month long series. Are you expecting a miracle?

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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.

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