Inzamam not to renew contract as chief selector after July

Inzamam-ul-Haq To Step Down As Pakistan Chief Selector

Inzamam-ul-Haq To Step Down As Pakistan Chief Selector

The under-fire chief selector told a press conference in Lahore that he would not seek an extension or renewal of his contract, which expires on July 31.

He said it is right time for the Pakistan Cicket Board (PCB) to appoint new chief selector ahead of the ICC Test Championship, T20I World Cup 2020 and Cricket World Cup 2023.

Speaking to media at Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters, former cricketer said he is satisfied with himself as the chief selector and offered his services for any other responsibility if asked by the board.

While the PCB wants the meeting to be held on July 29, the date isn't confirmed since former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is yet to confirm his availability for the meeting.

Inzamam said he would be willing to work in another post for the Pakistan Cricket Board as long as it did not pertain to the selection process.

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Cricket Committee is set to take some big decisions when it meets later this month to discuss Pakistan's performance in the recently-concluded World Cup.

Chief selector since mid-2016, Inzamam headed the selection committee that also included Wasim Haider, Tauseef Ahmed and Wajahatullah Wasti.

He said pace-bowling legend Wasim Akram and Urooj Mumtaz, a former captain of the national women's team, who are the other members of the committee, have already been sounded out for the meeting which will be chaired by PCB MD Wasim Khan.

But overall, the decision comes as a surprise to a lot people since everyone might have expected that Inzamam-ul-Haq would choose to extend his contract. "They are now ready to excel and perform consistently across the three formats". His time saw several players enter the Pakistan worldwide set-up, who are now mainstays, such as Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Imam-ul-Haq, Faheem Ashraf and Shaheen Afridi.

Inzamam did admit that the team could have done better during his tenure and the players have more potential than their results reflected.

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