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Inzamam’s presence in England proves disastrous for Pakistan team

Chief Selector has left to visit relatives after leaving the team in disarray

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The presence of Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq in England has left the team in disarray. Not only did the former captain waste hundreds of thousands rupees of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) but his inclusion in the tour selection committee and coaching of players had a negative impact on team management.

According to sources, the Inzamam-led selection committee has completed its three-year tenure. Before the World Cup, Inzamam requested PCB officials to accompany the national team to analyse their performance. He also requested to guide the batsmen during this time.

Inzamam was given a business class ticket by the PCB for his trip to England. He received a daily allowance of $500 as well.

According to sources, the former captain started interfering with the affairs of the team management after arriving in England. Usually the task of the selection committee ends after finalising the 15-man squad; surprisingly this did not happen in an important event such as the World Cup.

Inzamam was added alongside Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Head Coach Mickey Arthur in the tour selection committee.

This way, the final eleven was based on his suggestions as well. During this time he is alleged to have taken advantage of his authority by influencing the selection of particular players.

The team management was not happy with Inzamam’s interference as he was also heavily involved in training sessions by giving advice to the players. The team of coaches considered this interference in their work.

According to sources, after leaving the team in disarray, the chief selector has now departed to visit his relatives.