PCB appoints Inzamam as chief selector

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to appoint former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as chief selector and requested Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to release him for the Pakistan job.

The formal announcement is likely to be made on Monday. Inzamam-ul-Haq is currently contracted as head coach of Afghanistan.

PCB chief Shaharyar Khan contacted Afghan board and asked a favour to release Inzamam-ul-Haq as Pakistan is keen to hire him.

Sources said the Afghan cricket board has accepted the resignation of Inzamam after PCB request. The move comes after Waqar Younis, who recently resigned as Pakistan’s head coach, argued in favour of hiring Inzamam as chief selector.

Inzamam joined the Afghanistan set-up as head coach for the team’s tour of Zimbabwe in late 2015. After Afghanistan won the ODI and T20I series in Zimbabwe, he signed a contract extending his tenure in the position.

According to sources, a formal announcement regarding Inzamam’s appointment as chief selector is expected to be made by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday. Agencies