The Pakistan cricket board has decided to shorten Inzamam’s trip to England to monitor the performance of the Pakistan’s national side and ‘A’ team in order to avoid unnecessary expenses.
The former cricketer and chief selector will now join the team in August following the end of third test match between Pakistan and England although it was earlier decided to send him for the full tour.
“The former captain will now go to England after the third Test and remain there for the final Test at the Oval, the one-day series and the lone T20 international,” an official in the board said according to Press Trust of India.
Inzamam has been closely following the proceedings along since being sworn in as chief selector and has taken keen interest in the way the team is taking shape. He also took active part in the Kakul camp and the skills camp in Lahore in order to gauge the progress of cricketers.
“Inzamam himself wanted to watch the players in action in English conditions so that he could be in a better position to evaluate which players would be required for the limited over matches,” he said.
“Inzamam took keen interest in the preparations and the boot camp and skills camp held in Kakul and Lahore as he himself realises the significance of Pakistan doing well in English conditions particularly in the Test series and ODIs,” the official said.
Pakistan’s tour of England will begin on the 14th of July with the first test match at Lord’s. The tour includes 4 Test matches, five ODIs and a solitary T20I match.