Inzamam-ul-haq, the chief selector of Pakistan Cricket team met the chairman of the cricket board and told them not to extend his contract.
The former captain of the Pakistan also stepped from his responsibility after the team’s ouster in 2019 World Cup in England and some poor show in the few bilateral series prior to it. Inzamam started as a chief selector with the Pakistan team in 2016 following his coaching stint with Afghanistan, was not going to get a renewed contract as well.
During his days as a chief selector, Inzamam bagged handsome amount of money. It was revealed his received 1.2 million Pakistan rupees a month while serving in the said post. According to Daily Express, which was quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk, the 49 years old received over 60 million Pakistan Rupees in his first three years.
“I want fresh people to come with fresh ideas and take Pakistan cricket forward. After more than three years as chairman (of the selection committee), I have decided not to seek a renewal of my contract.”
Since the retirement of batsmen Misbah-ul-haq and Younis Khan in 2017, a number of players have made their international debuts, including opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, leg-spinner Shadab Khan and fast bowlers Hasan Ali, and Shaheen Afridi.
The erstwhile chief selector drew criticism when he selected his nephew, the left-handed opening batsman Imam-ul-haq in 2017. Inzamam defended his decision then by saying, “Imam was first picked for Pakistan’s under-19 team in 2012 when I was not the chief selector. He was picked as the vice-captain of the Under-19 team in 2012 which played the world cup in 2024.”