Inzamam sworn in as chief selector


The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Monday that Inzamam-ul-Haq will be joining the board as the head of the selection committee and under him Pakistan cricket will look to address the issues related to the game and help them regain their lost pride in cricket.

Inzamam had earlier resigned as head coach of Afghanistan Cricket Team after the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan requested the ACB Chief Shafiq Stanikzai to release him because they were keen to hire the services of the Pakistani legend.

While talking to media at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore Shaharyar Khan said that he is glad that Inzamam has joined hands with PCB and agreed to taking over the role of chief selector. He added that the head coach of NCA would be Mushtaq Ahmed who was the bowling coach of Pakistan Cricket Team a few months back. Mushtaq would replace Mohammad Akram in this new role. Shaharyar also said that the head coach will be announced in next 7-10 days and he is no preference as far as foreign or local coach is concerned.

Shaharyar added the fitness of Pakistan players is a concern and in order to cater for that a fitness camp will be held with Pakistan Army at Abbottabad so that players are made to work hard in this important area of this field.

Shaharyar Khan was also concerned about the cricket committee which is why he said that in the future the committee will be headed by cricketers and they will advise the PCB on how to run domestic cricket and the issues related with it such as ball use, curator troubles and how to improve domestic structure.

On this occasion the new chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said that he is thankful to both Pakistan Cricket Board for showing their faith in him. He also thanked the Afghan Cricket Board for releasing him prematurely and he enjoyed his six months stint with the Afghan team and wished them best of luck for the future.

Inzamam also named Wajahat ullah Wasti, Waseem Haider and Tauseef Ahmed as part of the selection committee headed by him because he wanted a fast bowler, batsman and spinner to associate him in the selection and pick a proper squad based on merit.

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