WC squad could be Inzamam's last task as chief selector

Pakistan’s squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against England and the World Cup is possibly the last that the national selection committee, headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq, has picked.

Reliable sources have told Dawn that the former captain has been told by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) higher management in a meeting that his time is up. However, the PCB has given Inzamam the option to stay its employee but in a different capacity. The chief selector has not responded to the offer yet, it has been learnt.

Inzamam was appointed as head of the national selection committee in 2016 when the PCB was being led by Shaharyar Khan, who was later replaced by Najam Sethi before Ehsan Mani took over the reign as chairman after the country’s general elections in the summer of 2018 which saw cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan become the Prime Minister. Mani’s selection as the board’s chief has resulted in some major changes being brought in the organisation with the new chairman bringing in people more trusted by him.