Inzamam-ul-Haq, who holds the position of Chief Selector, has once again threatened to resign. His dissatisfaction stems from several selection-related issues, including the appointment of the junior coach.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) initially appointed Inzamam on August 7. Within just a month, there were two instances where he expressed his intention to step down. Even after the selection of the squad for the series against Afghanistan and the Asia Cup, he did not receive a contract, which left him disappointed. However, in a meeting with Zaka Ashraf, the Chief of the Management Committee, these matters were resolved.
Inzamam had initially demanded a monthly fee of 2.5 million rupees for a three-year contract, and this was eventually agreed upon. During the Asia Cup matches in Lahore, he expressed dissatisfaction once more, this time demanding full authority to grant No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to players for various leagues. And now, for the third time, he has issued a threat to resign.
Sources have indicated that the PCB is making efforts to persuade Inzamam to stay in his role because they are facing challenges in finding high-profile former cricketers to fill his position, and they anticipate this difficulty to persist.
On the other hand, some board officials believe that there are plenty of notable cricketing figures in the country, and if Inzamam doesn’t want to continue working, they should let him go. In any case, they think that if he genuinely wanted to resign, he could have done so without resorting to these threats.