LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricket team skipper Inzamamul Haq on Monday assumed charge of the position of chief selector for the national team.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Inzamamul Haq flanked by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Shahyar Khan, said: “I will try to justice [to my selection]. I won’t quit in the middle.”
Inzamam’s selection committee will comprise former opening batsmen Tauseef Ahmed, Wajahatullah Wasti and former all-rounder Wasim Haider.
Inzamam was recently serving as Afghanistan’s head coach and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) supremo Shaharyar Khan had to request the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief Shafiq Stanikzai to release the batting great from his contract.
The 46-year-old Inzamam guided Afghanistan to the Super 10 stage of the recent World Twenty20 in India, during which they defeated eventual champions West Indies.
Pakistan exited the World T20 after losing three of their four games in the Super 10 stage prompting head coach Waqar Younis to resign.
Inzamam played 378 one-day internationals and 120 Tests for Pakistan and also served as the team’s batting consultant for a brief period in 2012.
PCB Chief Shahryar Khan announced to make Mushtaq Ahmed as Head Coach of the National Academy.
He warmly welcomed Inzamamul Haq as the Chief Selector for Pakistan cricket team, saying he is glad the former batsman came forward to serve the national team and country.
Shahryar Khan said the PCB has been in contact with former Pakistani cricketers for the vacant slot of head coach. He said it is not mandatory for coach to be a foreigner.