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by Manuj Sharma Monday 18 April 2016
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has released the national team’s head coach Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is now expected to take over as the chief selector of Pakistan.
Under Inzamam’s tenure, Afghanistan reached the Super 10 stage of the ICC World Twenty20, where they were the only team to have defeated the West Indies, who went on to win the title for a second time.
Last week, the ACB chief, Shafiq Stanikzai stated that the board will have no problem releasing Inzamam as per the request made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The PCB chairman Shahryar Khan revealed that the board has opted to select Inzamam for the post of chief selector due to his vast experience and the respect he commands in the game.
"He is our choice given his vast experience and the board has reached an agreement with Inzamam after the Afghanistan board agreed to release him.
"We opted for Inzamam as we wanted to bring in someone who had played modern day cricket and who commanded total respect in the cricket circles.”
Inzamam, a veteran of Pakistan cricket, has played 119 Test matches and 375 ODIs for his country and is the only batsman from Pakistan to have scored over 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.
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