‘I Have No Magic Wand,’ Says New Pakistan Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq
Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as the head of the new selection committee, which also includes former test off-spinner Tauseef Ahmed.
Former international fast bowler Wasim Haider and batsman Wajahatullah Wasti are the other members of the new selection committee.
Inzamam replaced Haroon Rasheed as chief selector after the PCB dissolved the selection committee when Pakistan won only one of its three group matches at the World Twenty20 in India.
“I have picked one spinner, one fast bowler and a batsman in my team (of selectors) to cover all the areas,” Inzamam said. “I don’t have a magic wand to improve the performance of the team, it will take some time and you have to be patient.”
Soon after the World Twenty20, coach Waqar Younis quit and wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed replaced Shahid Afridi as Twenty20 captain.
Inzamam was the Afghanistan cricket team coach for the past six months, but said he was released by Afghanistan Cricket Board to perform national duty. Under his coaching, Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe in both one-day and Twenty20 series and also qualified for the Super 10 stage of the World Twenty20, where it beat eventual champion West Indies in a group match.