WEB DESK: Former skipper Inzamam ul haq has been appointed chief selector of Pakistan, after resigning from the post of head coach of Afghanistan, Aaj News reported.
Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had requested Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to release him for the job, as Insamam was serving as head coach of Afghanistan.
The step has been taken after Waqar Younis, who recently resigned as head coach of Pakistan, spoke in favor of Inzamam for the post of chief selector.
Despite the fact that Inzamam’s coaching spell with Afghanistan is still in its outset, ACB Chief Shafiq Stanikzai confirmed that they have released him to provide his services to his own country.
“Today Shaharyar Khan called me and asked a favour to release Inzamam-ul-Haq as they are keen to hire him,” Stanikzai said.
“Although he was in contract with us until November this year, we are patriotic people and if Pakistan needs Inzamam for their own country, we are ready to release him. We are looking at the contract right now with all the terms and conditions but we are not going to drag this and rather finish this on good and high note.”
Inzamam joined the Afghanistan team as head coach for Zimbabwe’s tour in late 2015. After Victory of Afghanistan in both ODI and T20 series in Zimbabwe, he signed a contract to extend his period in the position.
In World Cup T20 2016, he supervised the team’s march to the super 10’s and their outstanding win over eventual champions West Indies. Before Afghanistan, Inzamam’s last coaching assignment at the international level was as Pakistan’s batting consultant in 2012-13.