LAHORE: Inzamamul Haq, the Pakistani cricket men’s team chief selector, announced on Monday that he had decided to step down till a committee formed to inquire into the Pakistani team’s dismal performance revealed its findings.
News media reports claimed Inzamam had a stake in a player’s management company registered with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and that some players including Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan had stakes in the company reportedly called Saya Corporation, too.
The PCB, corroborated in a post on Twitter said it had indeed formed a five-member fact-finding committee to “investigate allegations in respect of conflict of interest reported in the media pertaining to the team selection process,” meanwhile appreciating Inzamam’s decision to step down during the investigation.
Cricketeer-turned-selector Inzamam denied the allegation and said such companies were indeed recommended by the ICC and there was nothing secretive about it.
Inzamam said he had asked the PCB to initiate an inquiry after the allegations and subsequently stepped down till the dust settled, adding that he would cooperate with the PCB.
Inzamam implied that the unsubstantiated allegations were hurtful, particularly since he’d given 20 years of his life to representing Pakistan in cricket.
Inzamam became the chief selector for a second term on August 7, previously concluding his first three-year term in 2019.