Inzamam hits back at critics
Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has slammed the critics, who raised question against the decision of the government to award him 10 million Rs. after Pakistan Cricket Team’s recent success in the ICC Champions Trophy.
“We didn’t ask to be given these awards. But it is disappointing, it is being made into an issue for no rhyme or reason,” an angry Inzamam said.
The questions were raised by some of the former Pakistan players after a sum of 10 million Rs. were awarded to the current chief selector of the PCB, Inzamam-ul-Haq and a million each to his fellow selectors for its victorious Champions Trophy campaign.
Even, former Pakistan cricketer Mohsin Khan had advised Inzamam to combine the amount given to him and selectors and distribute it equally among the selection committee.
“There is no justification for giving such a huge amount to the chief selector. It makes no sense he is getting double the amount given to head coach, Mickey Arthur,” Mohsin said.
However, Inzamam thinks his selectors panel should be given credit for their work. “The selectors should be given credit for their work. Teams picked by this selection committee drew Test series in England last year, won a series in the West Indies for the first time in 70 years and now also lifted the Champions Trophy,” he added.
Lastly, Inzamam reminded the critics that it was his committee that suggested Sarfraz Ahmed’s name as skipper. “It was the selection committee which had suggested to the cricket board to make Sarfraz, the captain of the national one-day side,” he concluded.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com