Inzamam Cost PCB a Fortune and Failed to Deliver

Three years after his appointment, Inzamam-ul-Haq finally announced his resignation as Pakistan cricket team’s chief selector on Wednesday.

His departure has perhaps come as a blessing in disguise for Pakistan cricket as Inzamam failed to convince former cricketers, experts and more importantly the board that he is the right option going forward.


Saleem Khaliq, one of Pakistan’s most renowned sports journalists, wrote:

Inzamam had a successful career as a cricketer but his stint as the chief selector is laced with failures. Many allegations including nepotism, destroying careers of many players, one-man show and foreign tours for entertainment were hurled at him.

Inzamam’s Contract Details

As per the contract details, Inzamam was earning Rs. 1.2 million every month as his basic salary.

He was to be awarded 25% bonus if Pakistan were to win any series whereas 100% bonus for any ICC tournament victory.

In addition to this, according to Daily Express, Inzamam used his position to avail benefits amounting to more than Rs. 60 million in these three years.

Failures, Failures

Being a chief selector comes with great responsibility as the selector has the power to make or break the careers of players. Choosing players on merit should be the criteria but often that was not the case.

To sum up the failures, Inzamam-ul-Haq failed to:

  • devise any new policies which could benefit the board in long-term
  • give a roadmap to players if they want to play for Pakistan
  • bring transparency in the selection process
  • select players based on merit
  • unearth new talent

Further reports suggested that Inzamam also overshadowed the role of other selection committee members, which included Tauseef Ahmed, Wajahatullah Wasti and Wasim Haider. This is one of the primary reasons why only Inzamam has been criticized by the media, fans and other former players.

Tavir Ahmed, a former Pakistan Test cricketer, blamed Inzamam for normalizing the concept of nepotism and paving a path for his nephew Imam-ul-Haq.

I said this during a show, I do consider him a legend, but gave that statement after he became chief selector and favoured his nephew [Imam-ul-Haq].

Rumors also suggest that Inzamam played a role in ending international careers of Khurram Manzoor and Fawad Alam.

  • Inzi Never Consider Talented Players Like :

    Fawad Bhai
    Usama Mir
    Etc they have performed in PSL / Domestic Greatly

  • 1992 world cup win allowed him and fellow cricketers to EAT seven “7” cricket world cup of our life. World cup of the year 1996, 1999 and 2003 was wasted by personal differences between Wasim and Waqar. Afterwhich Mr. Inzimam has taken flagship to drown the cricket WorldCup of 2007 and 2019.
    And I can bet for sure that the participation of any team member of WorldCup 1992 winner team (following Shoaib Malick, Shahid Afridi, Aqib Javed, Younus and Yousuf) in PCB management will never allow us to see the world cup trophy win again in our life…..May Allah give us a chance to see the pride of our nation, back into our hands (Ameen).

  • “Inzamam used his position to avail benefits amounting to more than Rs. 60 million in these three years.”

    Maulvi bannay k bawajood eman daari na ayi Inzi bhai ko.

  • Bring Asim Kamal as batting coach. True talent wasted by PCB. Bring back Steve Rixon as fielding coach. Younas khan as Head Coach. Saqlain as spin bowling Coach. Aqib Javed as fast bowling coach. Aamir Sohail as chief selector. I am sure Pakistan will be no 1 team of the world again. At last Inzi i like you as my favourite batsman. But as selector you are failed badly…..

  • Sorry guys but agree to disagree. When have you seen our team scoring 300 so often. We were behind the whole world before inzimam came. He was not the one to include his nephew but his fellow selectors and coach Arthur wanted imam. And look at his average he was one of the reasons why we were making those 300s. Yes he was a bit slow but he laid the platform for the latter batsman. Our team played amazing in world cup but you cannot claim that inzimam was the reason with what happened in our first game with west indies. Then we beat the number one team in the world and a washout against Sri Lanka’s. It’s pretty simple inzimam gave us a team which had an actual chance of competing and compete they did. We were 5th place with 11 points along with New Zealand but the new run rate cost us our spot. Inzimam you did a great job with all your heart forget what people are saying you gave us a team of youngsters for the future and I see Pakistani team coming up in ranking in the coming years due to the team which inzimam has left us. The likes of Imam babar imad shabab rizwan(keeper) Shaheen amir these are 7 players what played well but wont make it to next world cup. The only mistake made was taking shoaib Malik with us even after we knew what he had done in england in the last 20 years basically nothing. Also leaving kamran akmal out he should have bein included in the place of asid ali. If any of you follow pakistan domestic and psl kamrans numbers speak for them self our the last two years.

  • A highly biased article with critcism for the sake of critcism.

    Yes there were some cases but compare your team then and now he gave you a eastablish team.

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