Inzamam-ul-Haq Paid Extra Prize Money, Questions Raised Over The Matter
The move to award Inzamam-ul-Haq, the chief selector of Pakistan cricket team, an amount of 10 million has resulted in the criticism as the former Pakistan skipper has been given an excess of nine million over other selectors.
Wasim Haider, Tauseef Ahmed and Wajahatullah Wasti have faced nepotism and they have been only given an amount of one million, which has now become the centre of controversy. (Read Here: Sarfraz Ahmed Appointed As Pakistan Test Captain)
It has also been learnt that, the backroom staff whose award money has been cut down so as to pay Inzamam a hefty amount,
“Initially the list/notification by the PM’s office had said while the players would get 10 million each and the head coach and coaches 5 million each but later it was decided to reduce the amount for some members of the team staff including the media manager, social media manager, physio, masseur etc and the same amount was utilized for rewarding the selectors,” a source said.
This move is a big surprise as the former Pakistan skipper already gets a huge amount as salary for the job if compared to other members of the selection committee and here as well Inzamam’s credentials have worked in his favour which has seen him getting a special treatment. The prize money was distributed in a function hosted by the Prime Minister’s Office where Pakistan’s team was felicitated by PM for their Champions Trophy win.
It was the first Champions Trophy win for the team which came under a debutant captain Sarfraz Ahmed. Pakistan had a tough start to the tournament as they opened their account with a loss against India but they kept their hopes alive by winning next league stage games qualifying for the semi-finals.
A win in the semi-final against England saw Pakistan taking on India where they bamboozled the defending champions to win the trophy. Fakhar Zaman, who was given reprieve off Jasprit Bumrah’s delivery, shone for the team with a century and rest of the work was one by Mohammed Amir who scalped three wickets to give India early jitters right at the start, which meant that India was never ever in the fray of chasing the target.
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