On Wednesday Inzamam ul haq, the Chief selector of Pakistan Cricket Board stepped down saying that he does not further intend to continue as the Chief Selector of Pakistan. And has declared that his stepping down from this position would not keep him from accepting any other role in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Because he is still living the spirit to serve the cricket board of Pakistan.
Inzamam announced his decision at Gaddafi Stadium while addressing a press conference. He claimed that he is not seeking extension to his tenure which is likely to end on July 31.
He said that he has decided to not renew his contract with the PCB as the chairman of National Selection Committee. Also adding that the PCB should try a new face with fresh ideas and thinking as the ICC Test Championship, T20 World Cup and ICC World Cup are approaching.
His decision had been conveyed to PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and Managing Director Wasim Khan, by Inzamam himself. He was thankful to them for having the back of selection committee ever since they took over PCB.
Inzamam mentioned that the Young Players are now ready to perform excellently in all three formats as they have grown in experience.
Inzamam further said that he is aware that being a human he might have made mistakes in his rein but they were not intentional. And he would never destroy the career of any player. However, he also apologised to anyone who got hurt by his selection decisions but he has only kept the national interest his foremost priority.
Inzamam was satisfied over Pakistan team’s performance at the World Cup 2019. The reason being that the team had beaten both finalist and only failed to qualify for the knockout round because they were low on net run-rate.
Ehsan Mani’s management has decided to create a new national selection committee and does not intend to continue with the current one. But they have came to understanding that a new role would be offered to Inzamam and will not extend his current role in PCB, as per Inzamam’s wish.
Inzamam however, said that he will consider the role offered to him by PCB if it interests him.
During his tenure, Pakistan team gained top position in T20 rankings for the first time and won the ICC Champions Trophy both in 2017 under the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed.
New players such as Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Usman Shinwari and Shaheen Shah Afridi made their international debuts. While Babar Azam on the other hand gained recognition as Pakistan’s batting mainstay in all three formats.
The ex skipper, Inzamam said he realizes that the team could have performed much better than it did during his tenure because he can see great potential in it. And he might have overlooked some deserving players but nothing was intentional. He hopes that the fans would be able to see this in his decisions.