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Inzamam-ul-Haq in the race for Pakistan's chief selector post

Inzamam-ul-Haq in the race for Pakistan's chief selector post
Inzamam-ul-Haq was appointed as the coach of Afghanistan in October 2015.
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Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq is currently in the running to become the chief selector after the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) received a request for his release from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Inzamam was appointed as Afghanistan’s head coach in October 2015 and under his watch, the team qualified for the Super 10 stage of the ICC World T20, where they were the only team to beat West Indies.

After Pakistan’s debacle in the Asia Cup and the early exit from the World T20, the PCB dissolved the selection committee and is currently on the lookout for picking a new group of selectors.

Earlier it was reported that the PCB was also considering Iqbal Qasim for the role of chief selector while Mohsin Khan was being considered for the post of the team manager.

The chief of the ACB, Shafiq Stanikzai revealed that PCB’s chairman Shahryar Khan requested him to release Inzamam with an intention of hiring him.

Stanikzai confirmed that the ACB had no qualms to release Inzamam if Pakistan wants his services and stated that the board will go through the contractual obligations shortly.

“Today Shaharyar Khan called me and asked a favour to release Inzamam-ul-Haq as they are keen to hire him,” Stanikzai said.

“Although he was in contract with us until December this year, we are patriotic people and if Pakistan needs Inzamam for their own country, we are ready to release him.

“We are looking at the contract right now with all the terms and conditions but we are not going to drag this and rather finish this on good and high note.”

Earlier in 2012-13, Inzamam had a brief role with the Pakistan team as a batting consultant for the tours of India and South Africa.

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