Inzamam-ul-Haq agreed to be chief selector after PCB assured three-year term

first_imgFormer Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said yes to the job of chief selector after PCB’s assurance that he will be given a three-year term.”Inzamam made it clear to the board he would only resign as the head coach of the Afghanistan team and become the new chief selector if he was given time to prepare a squad for the next World Cup in 2019 in England,” a PCB official told PTI.PCB dissolved the previous selection panel headed by Haroon Rashid after Pakistan’s dismal show at the Asia Cup and World Twenty20.”Inzamam has ensured that the board chairman Shahryar Khan accepted a couple of his conditions before he spoke to the Afghanistan cricket board and sent in his resignation although his contract with them was till December 2016,” the source disclosed.The source said one of the main conditions included that Inzamam be given time for at least three years so that he could work towards building a strong side for the next World Cup. (Inzamam-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan chief selector )Another condition was to esnure that there was no interference from the board or outside forces when it came to decision making.The former captain who played 120 Tests and 398 ODIs in an illustrious career has told the board he wants to rebuild a strong outfit for the next Champions Trophy in 2017 and then the World Cup 2019.”Our performances in Test cricket is satisfactory although we can get better. But it is in the 50-over and T20 formats that we have struggled badly in recent times,” Inzamam told Geo Super channel.advertisement”My main task would be to build a strong combination for these two formats so that our rankings improve a lot before the Champions Trophy and World Cup,” he said.Inzamam said that Pakistan’s present eighth ranking in ODIs was not satisfactory since it had loads of talent in this format.”We need to improve our rankings so that we can remain in the top eight and qualify for the next World Cup.””What we aim to do first is to ensure the players feel secure and motivated while playing for Pakistan. In recent times there has been lot of chopping and changing in the limited over teams,” he noted.Inzamam agreed to become the chief selector after taking a pay cut as he was getting 1.2 million rupees from the Afghanistan board while the PCB will pay him 900,000 rupees per month.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

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