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Change in Pakistan cricket will take time - Inzamam-ul-Haq

Change in Pakistan cricket will take time - Inzamam-ul-Haq
Inzamam-ul-Haq (left) was released by the Afghanistan Cricket Board from the position of head coach earlier.
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Newly appointed chief selector of Pakistan Inzamam-ul-Haq has urged for patience as he feels that improving the situation of the Pakistan team will take time.

Inzamam was named as the chief selector of Pakistan after he was released by the Afghanistan Cricket Board at the request of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The PCB had earlier dismissed the selection committee headed by Haroon Rashid after the poor performance of Pakistan in the Asia Cup and the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

Stating that there are technical issues that need to be solved, Inzamam feels that patience is necessary to sort out the problems and find a solution to improve Pakistan cricket.

"It's the start, I don't have a magic wand," Inzamam told reporters.

"It will take time, there will be technical things and other problems too which we have to see.

"We have to be patient, don't expect anything soon."

The poor performance in the Asia Cup and the World T20 has also led to the resignation of the head coach Waqar Younis, who had backed the appointment of Inzamam as chief selector.

Currently the biggest challenge for Pakistan cricket is to improve upon their rankings in the limited overs formats where they are placed eighth in the One-Day International and seventh in T20 Internationals.

In Tests, Pakistan have been able to put together a string of good performances which led to them briefly becoming the second ranked side.

Pakistan are now placed fourth in Test cricket, which remains their strength, especially given the poor showing in the limited overs formats in recent times.

Inzamam feels that the problems can be addressed if Pakistan select a pool of players and groom them accordingly.

"When you make changes, you face problems, but we will be back on track if we make a pool of players,” said Inzamam.

Pakistan are yet to name their head coach after the resignation of Younis and the PCB chairman Shahryar Khan stated on Monday that the process will be completed in a couple of weeks.

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