PCB not to extend Inzamam’s contract as chief selector

Former Test opener Mohsin Khan is being tipped to become the new chief selector as he has worked in this position in the past with good results.

The contract of Inzamam, a veteran of 120 Tests, ended with the World Cup after occupying the post since 2016.   -  FILE PHOTO/V. SUDERSHAN

The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided not to extend the contract of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq following the national team’s failure to the reach the World Cup semifinals, according to sources.

Inzamam, sources said, had shown interest in the extension of his contract for another year but the PCB has decided to go for a new selection committee.

The contract of Inzamam, a veteran of 120 Tests, ended with the World Cup after occupying the post since 2016.

Former Test opener Mohsin Khan is being tipped to become the new chief selector as he has worked in this position in the past with good results, and has also served as interim head coach of the national team.

“Pakistan’s failure to reach the semifinals of the World Cup has led to the decision to release Inzamam,” a source told PTI.

But his nephew, Pakistan’s opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq, has defended his uncle at a press conference in Lahore on Tuesday.

Imam said that the chief selector alone could not be held responsible for the team’s poor show in the first five matches of the World Cup as there were other members in the selection committee as well. Inzamam picked the players after consulting the captain and coach.