Inzamam took unilateral decision to resign: Zaka Ashraf

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf on Monday reacted to Inzamam-ul-Haq’s resignation as the chief selector, and stated that the former captain took his own call without discussing it with him.

In a statement, Ashraf stated that he did not met Inzamam before his resignation and that he set up a meeting with him to seek clarification on the ongoing controversy.

“But instead of meeting or giving his clarification, he resigned,” Ashraf added.

Commenting on his resignation, Inzamam said, “I am stepping down from the post to offer the PCB the opportunity to conduct a transparent inquiry about the conflict of interest allegations raised in the media. If the committee finds me not guilty, I will resume my role as the chief selector.”

Inzamam-ul-Haq on Monday stepped down as chief selector of the Pakistan men’s team following the Men In Green’s dismal show in the ongoing ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 in India.

The Babar Azam-led Pakistan team has lost four matches in a row including an embarrassing defeat to arch-rivals India and a humiliating loss, for the first time in the ODIs, against neighbours Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Inzamam was also accused for nepotism over team selection in media reports in the recent past.

Pakistan are currently placed sixth in the points-table with just four points in their kitty and are on the brink of elimination.

Moreover, following the team’s disastrous show in the marquee tournament, Inzamam has also been accused of a conflict of interest about the team selection process as his nephew Imam-ul-Haq is a part of the current Pakistan team.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also formed a five-member fact-finding panel to investigate allegations in respect of conflict of interest related to team selection process. The panel will forward its report and any recommendations to the PCB Management in an expeditious manner.

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