inzamam ul haq md hafeez pcb

Picture Credit: X

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been in the news since the side made an early exit from the ODI World Cup 2023 in India. Following their dismal performance at the marquee event, the PCB completely revamped their coaching staff as well as the team management, which saw Mohammad Hafeez take over as the Team Director.

However, Hafeez’s tenure as the Team Director also took a U-turn with the PCB terminating his contract following Pakistan’s defeat against Australia and New Zealand. While this gesture by the PCB hasn’t rested well among the members and some former cricketers. To open up once again, former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is the latest member to hit out at the board for Hafeez’s termination.   Check the top betting trends on the  best betting apps in India  and sites.

Speaking at a TV show, the 54-year-old indirectly took a dig at PCB questioning Hafeez’s removal and not Wahab Riaz. “Can someone explain the reasoning behind removing Muhammad Hafeez as Team Director but retaining Wahab Riaz as Chief Selector after the Australian and New Zealand tours?” “Weren’t both appointed at the same time and given same responsibilities, so why ha only Hafeez been held accountable and not Wahab Riaz?” he further added.

Inzamam-ul-Haq urges PCB to respect its players

The former Pakistan captain also opened up on his experience after he stepped down as Chief Selector amid controversy. Although the former cricketer was disappointed by the kind of treatment a former player receives, the conveyed his dismay on the same.

“The PCB Chairman no doubt is a highly respectable position, but don’t former captains and stalwart deserve the same amount of respect from the top board officials,” he said. Speaking of his incident with the then PCB Chairman, Zaka Ashraf, Inzamam said, “We had a meeting scheduled at the PCB offices after this story about me having a conflict of interest as Chief Selector broke out. I was sitting with (PCB officials) Salman Naseer and Aliya Rasheed waiting for the Chairman to come.”

But he went to the academy and from there called Naseer and Aliya to meet him, and I was told to wait as he would not be seeing me. Only Aliya returned after a time and told me about the inquiry committee. I was hurt by this behaviour from the Chairman. Every detail of agents and their companies who work with players are available with players are available with ICC and PCB, and it was not such a big deal I told them I would resign and they can complete their inquiry,” he further recalled. 

Putting to an end to his stance about the PCB and its working, the 52-year-old concluded saying, “Pakistan cricket cannot run in this manner. It is time the board officials also accepted responsibility for their actions.”

(Read  Latest Cricket News  and Breaking News of Cricket at SportsTiger . Also browse  Cricket Live Score  and Today Cricket Match)