<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Pakistan Cricket Board, Inzamam-ul-Haq trigger fresh controversy" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130126205938.jpg" title="Pakistan Cricket Board, Inzamam-ul-Haq trigger fresh controversy" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Inzamam-ul-Haq was initially appointed as Pakistan's batting consultant for India and South Africa tour © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Karachi: Jan 26, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> The Pakistan Cricket Board (<a href="/tags/PCB/post" target="_blank">PCB</a>) and <a href="/tags/Inzamam-ul-Haq/post" target="_blank">Inzamam-ul-Haq</a> 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.<br /> <br /> Inzamam, the most capped player for<a href="/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank"> Pakistan</a>, told reporters in Lahore that the board never contacted him after he returned from India about the tour to<a href="/tags/South-Africa/post" target="_blank"> South Africa</a>.<br /> <br /> "The board had initially offered me to be the batting consultant for the tours to<a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank"> India</a> 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.<br /> <br /> "I don't know the reason for this, maybe there was some problem the chairman of the board faced," Inzamam added.<br /> <br /> The former batsman's attachment with the team was generally welcomed in Pakistan cricket circles before the Indian tour and PCB chairman,<a href="/tags/Zaka-Ashraf/post" target="_blank"> Zaka Ashraf</a> on record stated that they would be sending Inzamam to South Africa.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> "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.<br /> <br /> "But when they didn't contact me what can I say," he added.<br /> <br /> Interestingly, Ashraf, in an interview, insisted that the coaching committee of the board had contacted Inzamam.<br /> <br /> "They did contact him, but unfortunately, an agreement couldn't be reached on the terms and conditions of the contract," Ashraf said.<br /> <br /> "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.