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‘Babar Azam is unhappy’: Inzamam hits out at PCB, Chief Selector Wasim

Former skipper revealed that skipper Babar Azam is unhappy after his suggestions were ignored while selecting the team

‘Babar Azam is unhappy’: Inzamam hits out at PCB, Chief Selector Wasim PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan batting great Inzamamul Haq is not happy with how the things have panned out after the announcement of squad for upcoming tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe by Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim.

While speaking on his official YouTube channel, Inzamam revealed that skipper Babar Azam is unhappy after his suggestions were ignored while selecting the team.

“The important thing is that team is selected with consultation and I have already said many times that the most important person is the captain. Chief selector and coach are not the most important people because they can’t go inside the ground and the captain who has to make the team fight inside he should have the confidence,” said Inzamam.

“Babar Azam is not impressed with the team selection and Mohammad Wasim is saying it's not your concern. How can Mohammad Wasim say such a thing to Babar Azam? This is surprising. Now, where are those statements of Mohammad Wasim and the policies of the board saying that the captain will have the full authority and will have the main role in the selection?” he added.

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He also lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for remaining silent on the controversy.

“I am sometimes unable to understand that what this board is actually doing. Every decision of the board is incorrect. They postponed the PSL which surprised me, IPL had 10 Covid-19 cases but they completed the tournament. They are unaware of what will happen to Pakistan’s image due to the closure of PSL. Babar Azam is unhappy, Mohammad Wasim is saying something else and the board is silent,” he said.

“I am telling you this thing categorically that Mohammad Wasim has been made the chief selector by some people and those powers are controlling him. The board should open their eyes and should think about what they want to do with cricket. You have won the last T20 series and you have still made five to six changes. Five to six changes have been made in ODIs and players that are selected have played just two to three matches. This is not the standard of Pakistan cricket. The player who bowled well in two matches of PSL is selected, is this the standard of Pakistan cricket. It feels like everything is being done by the board from behind,” he concluded.