[VIDEO] Inzamam not to renew contract as chief selector after July

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  1. ASLI-PATHAN
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    In what may yet be the first of several departures in the PCB's coaching and management set-up, Inzamam-ul-Haq is set to leave his post of chief selector once his contract ends at the end of this month. Addressing the media at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Inzamam said he would not be interested in seeking out an extension, drawing the curtains on a three-year stint in the role.

    "After more than three years as Chair of the Pakistan Men's Selection Committee, I have decided not to seek a renewal of my contract," he said. "With the ICC World Test Championship due to get underway in September and the ICC T20 World Cup in 2020 and the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, I believe it is the right time for the Pakistan Cricket Board to appoint a new chief selector who can bring new ideas and fresh thinking.

    "I spoke to PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and Managing Director Wasim Khan on Monday and conveyed my decision to them separately. I also thanked them for backing and supporting the selection committee since taking over the reins of Pakistan cricket.

    "The Pakistan cricket team has come a long way since the departures of stalwarts like Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in May 2017 and is now destined for improved results as the youngsters have grown in experience and stature. They are now ready to excel and perform consistently across the three formats."

    The writing had been on the wall during the course of Pakistan's roller-coaster World Cup 2019 campaign, during which Inzamam was seen in England and often with the players in the dressing room, most notably following an alleged spat between players and coach that Inzamm had apparently mediated upon. Wholesale changes to the management set-up were expected following the tournament, in which Pakistan narrowly missed out on a semi-final berth by finishing fifth, and Inzamam is the first person out of the door.

    He began his stint in August 2016, and at the time, Pakistan were so eager to appoint him they bought out the last year of his contract with the Afghanistan Cricket Board, where he had served as the head coach. His time saw several players enter the Pakistan international set-up, who are now mainstays, such as Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Imam-ul-Haq, Faheem Ashraf and Shaheen Afridi. The biggest success of this period was lifting the Champions Trophy in 2017, when Pakistan beat India in the final to win their first ICC tournament in nearly a decade. Six months later, they would beat New Zealand in a three-match T20I series to ascend to No. 1 in the T20I rankings, a position they still hold.

    "The most important aspect is when we got the team, there were many players at the end of their careers," said Inzamam. "We had to pick young players and I strongly believe that these 15 to 16 players can serve around 10 to 15 years. Our job was to pick potential new players and we took a chance on many players. We had picked over 15 young players in this tenure and now in every format we have young world-class players."

    There were also accusations of nepotism, both whispered and more loud, surrounding the inclusion of Inzamam's nephew Imam for a tour against Sri Lanka in the UAE. Imam has since gone on to become an ODI mainstay, cementing the opening position in both ODIs and Tests. He scored a century on ODI debut, becoming only the second Pakistani to do so, and averages a shade under 55 in the format after playing 36 matches.

    "It has been a pleasure to see these players grow and make names for themselves in international cricket," Inzamam said. "I will follow their progress with interest because I firmly believe these players have all the ingredients to take the Pakistan cricket team to greater heights.

    "The team could have performed better during my time than the results reflect and I may have inadvertently overlooked some potentially deserving players, but I have always had the best interests of Pakistan cricket foremost in my heart. I hope the passionate Pakistan cricket fans will understand and can see this in my decisions.

    "I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow selectors, who worked tireless behind the scenes, as well as captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur. I think we worked very well as a group, stayed together in difficult times, and continued to collectively move in the same direction.

    "I wish the new chief of the selection committee and the Pakistan cricket teams all the best in what will be exciting but competitive times in international cricket."



    https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/...ul-haq-not-renew-contract-chief-selector-july
     
  2. MecnunK
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    According to news Inzi has resigned and had made the decision when he left UK during the world cup. It sounds like he has been asked to pack his bags. Good riddance or not?

    Who should replace him?
     
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    Sad. I thought he was a good selector. Bolder than the ones we've had in the past.
     
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    'Satisfied' with Pakistan performance in World Cup: Inzamam.

    LAHORE: Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday announced to step down from the chairmanship of the Selection Committee .

    Speaking to the media at Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters,the former cricketer said he is satisfied with himself as the chief selector and offered his services for any other responsibility if asked by the board.

    “Will not ask for renewal of contract after July 30,” he announced.

    Responding to a question on his assessment of team’s performance in World Cup 2019, he said "we were unlucky to have not qualified for the semi-final but the players gave their best" and that he was satisfied with their performance".

    https://timesofislamabad.com/17-Jul...isfied-with-pakistan-performance-in-world-cup
     
  6. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    ShokoTolo_LoloMoto Emerging Player

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    Good decision.

    After 3 years in the office, the WC squad was not finalized till the last moment.
    Once it was finalized, we had to make major changes.

    Together with Inzimam, Azhar Mehmood MUST go.
    Poor performance at the office.
     
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    In my book, his decision of Malik's inclusion in WC squad was massive blunder. Also, if you were not to use Hasnain as X-factor, then why bother selecting him? Why didn't you select Shinwari?
     
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    People judge his entire tenure on the selection of Imam. They forget that so many players made debuts under his tenure and made an impact. But those players have regressed over the last 2 years. That's down to the coaches who also need to be shown the door.
     
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  9. Patriot
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    He was by far the best selector for Pakistan since God knows

    selected players on merit and performance rather than fame and connections
     
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    Hafeez, Malik for the WC?
    Oh, experienced players?

    Discarded Amir and Wahaab from the original squad, where was his expertise and feedback from the bowling coach?

    And yes, Imam was a 100% parchi. He could've never made it this far without Inzi.

    And for now, Imam is just another Hafeez type player in making. Only cares about firming his position in the squad. No concept of playing for the team or taking the team to cross over the victory line.

    And the cherry on the cake, he is pushing Imam to become the captain. lol, why not, while we are at it?
     
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    good decision. he was better than all his predecessors, I agree with the comments above, but that didn't mean he was good. it just means his processors were totally crap.

    I loved inzi as a player, and defended him vigorously as a captain, but he doesn't have the intelligence and work ethic to have been the chief selector. my sources were telling me that much of his decision making, particularly at the start of his stint were just heresy from the incumbent PCB cockroaches sitting in the hallways. picking his nephew unjustifiably, and then still skipping the best talent in the country and finally changing the WC squad within a couple of weeks of the deadlines is unforgivably unprofessional.

    lets hope the next guy has more than two brain cells.
     
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    What a gentleman this guy is. Will always be my most favorite batsmen from Pakistan. Inzimam is why I watch cricket. Unfortunate for him to face what he did over his selection career. Thank you for all your hard work sir. May you rest peacefully with your family.
     
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    Intelligence???

    Lol. This is not a PHD in Mathematics that Inzamam is doing. It's just a selection process. You have not played cricket so you will not understand what a selection criteria is. People like tou just look at stast. Selections are based on more then one factor or two. Inzamam used a process where he he went for a good blend of stats and picking players with raw talent. It's not his fault them players have actually become more worse then when they started out. That's the coaching staff problem.

    I will inform you as a chief selector Inzamam was in charge of the Pakistan National team, A team selection, U-23 Asia Cup selections, selection of various camps, selection of T20 domestic and Pak Cup squads. If you bother to do some research you will find that the top players in Pakistan are constantly in them whilst players who emerge always get fast tracked after a good season. Last season we saw youngsters like Zeeshan Malik, Ali Imran, Saud Shakeel, Ashiq Ali, Khushdil Shah, Adil Amin and Mohammed Saad were given a go.


    It's not fair to just drop him like this especially after the pool of players being developed below the national team were of good quality. Finally we had a selector who listened to fans but listening to the fans has cost him because the fans basically band wagon. In 2016 after the England Odis everyone was calling for Fakhar Zaman. Now what has happened??
     
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    If it was up to you, we wouldn't even have Amir in the squad. Thank god Inzi made those two changes. We'll never know why they were necessary in the first place.

    Funny you still post like a know-it-all and yet have no where admitted how wrong you were about Amir.
     
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    Pakistan young cricketers, who earned a national call under Inzamam’s tenure showed their gratitude towards him through tweets.

    Pakistan’s flamboyant middle-order batsman, Asif Ali mentioned how the former batting great helped him when he came to know about his daughter’s health.

    When @Inzamam08 bhai found out that my daughter was suffering with stage 4 cancer, he personally went down to PCB office, spoke about the funds for treatment & got it sorted. Legend beyond words. A true role model both in and out on the field #ThankYouInzamam #Legend #RiseAndRise pic.twitter.com/AIaSLlA8X3

    — Asif Ali (@AasifAli2018) July 17, 2019

    On the other hand, Pakistan’s young pace sensation, Shaheen Shah Afridi thanked the him for giving him an international call and nurturing him.

    A legend bid farewell today to Pakistan cricket – A #ManofSteel, a visionary. I could not have played for Pakistan this early, if it was not for you. You hand pick me, nurtured me and patted my back when I needed it the most. #ThankYouInzamam bhai – Thank YOU #Legend #RiseAndRise pic.twitter.com/iUu2U3AuJa

    — Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) July 17, 2019

    The young leg-spinner, Shadab Khan shared how the World Cup 1992 hero supported him ahead of the World Cup 2019 when he was struggling with Hepatitis C Virus.

    To me @Inzamam08 bhai is a great mentor and a selfless character. When I fell ill right before the world cup, he stood next to me, made sure that I remain in high spirits & refused to give up on me. #ThankYouInzamam for your services to my country as CS. #Legend #Respect pic.twitter.com/dyosrLpbBH

    — Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) July 17, 2019

    The talented all-rounder, Faheem Ashraf expressed gratitude towards the former chief selector for trusting him.

    Thanks @Inzamam08 bhai for serving Pakistan cricket and trusting many a youngsters like me. Pakistan cricket will remain in debt to you for your selfless services. #Legend #ThankYouInzamam #RiseAndRise pic.twitter.com/aicTeu7OoD

    — Faheem Ashraf (@iFaheemAshraf) July 17, 2019

    The top-ranked T20I and the third-positioned ODI batsman, Babar Azam accredited him for his success at the international stage.

    Thank you for serving Pakistan again @Inzamam08 bhai – a cricket visionary and one of the best cricket brains beyond doubt. Your mentoring and trust in me helped me achieved many a miles. Good luck for your next journey! #Legend #Respect #ThankYouInzamam #RiseAndRise pic.twitter.com/G5hE6CmO6f

    — Babar Azam (@babarazam258) July 17, 2019

    The agile wicketkeeper-batsman, Mohammad Rizwan said that he understands chief selector’s position and the tough decisions he had to take throughout his three-year long period.

    Personally, to me @Inzamam08 was a batting genius & an extraordinary game strategist. He would reach out to you himself and give confidence when you needed it most. I knew you had to make some tough calls for Pakistan but I have no doubt that you only wanted best #ThankYouInzamam pic.twitter.com/CsC8ZYZMbS

    — Mohammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) July 17, 2019
     
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    I guess all of these players are Parchis @Mohammed Bilal :D
     
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    Its takes a bigger man to admit his short coming and make changes.

    We all say that team was assembled in the last moment but if Inzi has been the man most of the haters want him to be than he could have been stubborn enough to bring in the changes.
     

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