Under-Fire Inzamam ul Haq steps down as Chief Selector

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Under-Fire Inzamam To Continue As Chief Selector Till 30 July

The first one bites the dust as Under Fire Inzamam ul Haq steps down as Chief Selector after the World Cup. He announced his decision in a Press Conference held in Lahore, becoming the first casualty post-World Cup. The former Captain said he was satisfied with his performance and will step down after the completion of his contract.

Inzamam ul Haq is not new to controversies

Inzamam ul Haq isn’t new to controversies which have been part of his Cricket Career. Throughout the World Cup, he was under fire for interfering with the Coach and Captain especially in the eventually-lost matches that caused Pakistan’s exit. He has been criticized for ruining careers of many Cricketers including Misbah ul Haq and Asim Kamal in his playing days.

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Chief Selector Defends Nephew’s Selection, Terms It On Merit

As Chief Selector he is blamed for Azhar Ali’s ODI retirement, Fawad Alam’s constant ouster, and Abid Ali’s exit. During his tenure, his nephew Imam ul Haq made his international debut, something he was asked about during the presser. He claimed that Imam ul Haq is the find of his tenure and has performed well for the national side.

Under-Fire Inzamam Available For Other Responsibilities

Inzamam ul Haq said that he will be available to the PCB for other responsibilities as Cricket was his livelihood. He also defended Imam ul Haq’s selection terming his ascent to the national team on merit. He praised the Cricket team’s performance in the World Cup terming it satisfactory although they couldn’t qualify for the semis. The Chief Selector added that Pakistan would have reached the last four, had luck been with us.

Who will replace Under-Fire Inzamam as Chief Selector?

There is also a strong chance that Mohsin Hassan Khan might replace Inzamam ul Haq as the Chief Selector. The former opening batsman relinquished his position when he became interim coach of Pakistan side in 2011. He wasn’t reinstated after he was replaced by Dav Whatmore, and his return might solve the team’s problems.

 

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