Home > News >

Pakistan Cricket Board, Inzamam-ul-Haq trigger fresh controversy

Pakistan Cricket Board, Inzamam-ul-Haq trigger fresh controversy

Inzamam-ul-Haq was initially appointed as Pakistan’s batting consultant for India and South Africa tour © AFP

Karachi: Jan 26, 2013

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Inzamam-ul-Haq have triggered off a controversy in Pakistan cricket because of their differing views on why the former captain was not sent to South Africa with the national team as its batting consultant.

Inzamam, the most capped player for Pakistan, told reporters in Lahore that the board never contacted him after he returned from India about the tour to South Africa.

“The board had initially offered me to be the batting consultant for the tours to India and South Africa. I couldn’t go to India because of a prior commitment with a channel. But after I returned from India no one from the board contacted me to speak about the South Africa tour,” Inzamam said.

“I don’t know the reason for this, maybe there was some problem the chairman of the board faced,” Inzamam added.

The former batsman’s attachment with the team was generally welcomed in Pakistan cricket circles before the Indian tour and PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf on record stated that they would be sending Inzamam to South Africa.

But when the players and management were announced for the tour, the name of Inzamam and that of the sports psychologist, Maqbool Babri, was missing.

“I had informed the board I was interested in working as batting consultant with the players. I did my best with them in the short time available before the Indian tour,” Inzamam added.

“But when they didn’t contact me what can I say,” he added.

Interestingly, Ashraf, in an interview, insisted that the coaching committee of the board had contacted Inzamam.

“They did contact him, but unfortunately, an agreement couldn’t be reached on the terms and conditions of the contract,” Ashraf said.

“We wanted him to help the batsman that is why we contacted him even before the Indian tour. I don’t know why there is this impression the board didn’t contact him at all,” he added.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs North Zone, semi-final at Mohali Day 4: Naman Ojha out for 40

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 4: Pakistan steady post lunch

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 1 at Mirpur: Zimbabwe lose Sibanda in first over

World Cup 1992, England vs Pakistan: Three hours of rain changes course of tournament

David Warner’s transformation into a dependable and effervescent batsman

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Duleep Trophy India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Zimbabwe 179/5 against Bangladesh at Tea, Day 1

West Indies team’s decision to abandon tour needs explanation: Daren Ganga

Pakistan take 267-run lead against Australia at lunch on Day 4 of 1st Test

New Zealand vs South Africa 2014: Dale Steyn senses fear among South Africa batsmen despite good show

Marlon Samuels opts out as players retain lawyers for battle ahead

Strangers, Brothers and Cricket— the English novelist CP Snow’s lasting passion for the game

World Cup 1992, England vs Pakistan: Three hours of rain changes course of tournament

David Warner’s transformation into a dependable and effervescent batsman

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Spin hunt continues for visitors

Sarfaraz Ahmed may have trumped the Akmals as Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman across formats

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

Top Sex Positions: Frog Princess

Pakistan’s apex court admits plea against 2013 polls

OMG! What was Anushka Sharma doing with Virat Kohli at a hospital?

Writing about Clean India a service to nation: Narendra Modi

How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

NGOs pursue education for all

Developers of ‘Room’ app claim Facebook copied their idea, may pursue legal action

Sundar Pichai gets elevated, will reportedly oversee most Google products

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Nwe Zealand vs South Africa 2014: Dale Steyn senses fear among South Africa batsmen despite good show

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here