Lahore: Inzamam-ul-Haq former captain of Pakistan Cricket Team has been appointed as the chief selector of Pakistan by PCB and 46-year old hopes he will be allowed to work independently as Pakistan team is in the process of re-building after the terrible performance in World Twenty20.
Inzamam, who left his job as the coach of Afghanistan to join Pakistan, thinks that putting the thing on track would take the time to get desired result.
I hope that I will be allowed to work independently, Inzamam, who also served as Pakistan’s batting consultant in 2012, said while talking to media.
[quote]The perception is that I used to get my way as captain. But as the chief selector, my role will be different, and I hope that the captain, coach and my team are all on the same page. When I was the captain I used to give my input and now I’m on the other side so I will be taking input from all of them.[/quote]
Inzamam-ul-haq, who was captain of Pakistan from 2003-2007, will join former players Tauseef Ahmed, Wasim Haider and Wajahatullah Wasti in his selection committee team to cover all bases.
[quote] I have included a spinner (Tauseef), a fast bowler (Wasim Haider) and Wajahatullah Wasti (batsman), so we have an expert for each discipline.[/quote]
According to Inzamam, getting desire result from Pakistan team from ‘current situation’ will require time.
I don’t have a magic wand, and things will take time. But you will see a change soon, he told reporters at the Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters in Lahore.
The result of Pakistan’s World Twenty20 campaign was the result of the resignation of Waqar Younis and captain Shahid Afridi from their posts while the selection committee was also disbanded.
Waqar Younis, last week said he had recommended Inzamam for the post of chief selector after the 2015 World Cup and hailed the PCB’s decision when the appointment was being mulled over.