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Inzamam-ul-Haq axed as Pakistan’s batting consultant

Inzamam-ul-Haq axed as Pakistan's batting consultant

Inzamam-Ul-Haq was appointed Pakistan’s batting consultant ahead of India tour © Getty Images

Karachi: Jan 20, 2013

Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-haq has been dropped as the team’s batting consultant for the upcoming South African tour after resistance from team’s head coach Dav Whatmore.

The ‘Express’ on Sunday reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) dropped its idea of sending Inzamam as batting consultant because of resistance from Whatmore.

Although the board wanted to finalise things with Inzamam but Whatmore told the Chairman Zaka Ashraf that he could take care of the batting issues and that former players should only be allowed to work with the team in training camps and not on tours, the report claimed.

Inzamam did not accompany the national side that left for South Africa on Sunday to play three Tests and five one-day internationals.

Inzamam was appointed as batting consultant by the Pakistani board last month and was expected to be part of team’s South Africa tour.

When contacted, Inzamam declined to comment on the change in stance by the board.

“I have not been in touch with the board since the India series, neither did they try to contact me,” Inzamam, who had worked with the players in a camp before the Indian tour, said.

A source said that Inzamam was not happy with the agreement given to him by the board.

“Inzamam wants some things made clear in the agreement which the board was not willing to do,” the source said, adding that after the Indian tour Whatmore has started to show more dominance and apparently he was not happy with having a former heavyweight player like Inzamam in the team management.

Meanwhile, Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that the South African tour would be a big test for their batsmen.

“This tour is a big challenge for our batsmen who have to stand up and deliver in South African conditions. Unless the batsmen get runs it will become very difficult for our bowlers,” he said before leaving for the tour.

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