Inzamam suffers pay-cut for taking the new role

SANDIPAN GHOSH / 18 April 2016

Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has suffered pay cut after taking his new job as the chairman of Pakistan cricket team’s senior selection committee.

Before taking this new responsibility, Inzamam was the head coach of Afghanistan cricket team. His monthly salary was 12 lakh during the coach of Afghanistan while his current monthly salary is 8 lakh as the chairman of Pakistan cricket selection committee. Inzamam has suffered 4 lakh monthly pay cut for his new job.

Earlier, PCB had wished to give Inzamam-ul-Haq in the charge of the chairman role for Pakistan cricket selection committee, while Inzamam was serving as Afghanistan coach. In reply, Inzamam took some time but soon he decided to take it after resigning from the Afghanistan cricket coach.

PCB chairman Shahryar Khan confirmed the news that Inzamam would be the new chairman of Pakistan cricket selection committee. Khan said, “He is our choice given his vast experience and the board has reached an agreement with Inzamam after the Afghanistan board agreed to release him.”   

Khan further added, “We opted for Inzamam as we wanted to bring in someone who had played modern day cricket and who commanded total respect in the cricket circles.”

Inzamam was one of the heroes during Pakistan’s cricket world cup champion in 1992. The right-hander batsman played 120 Tests and 378 ODIs for Pakistan along with only T20I from 1991 to 2007. He was one of the greatest batsmen of Pakistan cricket.

He scored 8830 runs in Tests and 11,739 runs in ODIs. He is the only Pakistan batsman to score more than 10,000 runs in ODIs while he is the third highest run scorer for Pakistan in Test career.

Under his coaching, Afghanistan cricket has taken big strides and achieved some success, especially a win against West Indies in WT20. However, the 46-years old former Pakistan skipper has given more preference to his national team rather than the more salary.