Having appointed as the Chief Selector with the aim of rebuilding a strong natioanal team, former batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq hopes that he will be allowed to work independently for the betterment of the Pakistani cricket.
Speaking at the Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters in Lahore, Inzamam thanked the Cricket board’s officials for keeping faith in him and expressed that he will work hard for a strong and best Pakistani team.
“I sincerely thank all the officials here in the PCB for having faith in me. When i was the captain of the Pakistan team during 2003-2007 i used to give my input and now I’m on the other side so I will be taking input from all of them (referring to Captain, coaches and the Board officials). My role will be different this time. But, i promise to work hard in order to strengthen the team in all departments and bring back the lost glory”, Inzamam said.
The former captain has included a spinner (Tauseef), a fast bowler (Wasim Haider) and Wajahatullah Wasti (batsman), a specialist for each discipline in his selection Panel to assist him in the process.
When asked about the minimum time period required to the rebuilding of the national team, Inzamam said that it is a pain taking process and cannot be guaranteed within a definite time period. However, he had assured that a stable team with a number of new players will be formed soon.
A series of changes have taken place in the Pakistan cricket after its early exit from the recently concluded World T20 in India. Pakistan’s Cricket committee was dissolved while Shahid Afridi, the T20 Captain and Waqar Younis, the head coach, stepped down from their posts.
Inzamam, who was contracted with the Afghanistan Cricket Board until the end of the year, was released early on a request made by the PCB to the Afghanistan Cricket Board. Pakistan’s upcoming tour will be against England starting in July.