Inzamam ul Haq on Wednesday announced his decision to step down from the post of the chief selector for Pakistan cricket team.
"I realised that I did all I could and will resign after my tenure is up on July 30," Haq told a news conference.
Inzamam said he would be willing to work in another post for the Pakistan Cricket Board as long as it did not pertain to the selection process.
“Cricket is my passion but I do not want to be part of the selection process.”
Inzamam said he was satisfied with the Pakistan team's performance at the World Cup, telling reporters that luck did not go their way.
Pakistan finished fifth in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points table missing out on a semi-final berth. The team was tied with New Zealand with 11 points but did not qualify for the final four due to a lower net ...
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Needing nine runs from three balls to win their first-ever men’s World Cup crown, England were handed an unlikely lifeline when a Martin Guptill throw bounced off Ben Stokes and raced to the third man boundary. The English all-rounder, who had played the ball to deep midwicket and had dived to complete a second run, had not made any deliberate contact with the ball and despite his repeated apology to the New Zealand players, the overthrow runs were bound to be counted.
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No Pakistani included in World Cup 2019 team of the tournament
There were a few star performers in Pakistan’s disappointing World Cup 2019 campaign but neither of them delivered consistently in the tournament.
And that fact was aptly illustrated in the ICC World Cup 2019 team which was announced by the International Cricket Council on Monday following Sunday’s pulsating finale featuring England and New Zealand.
There wasn’t a single Pakistani player in the World Cup team which is captained by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who was named player of the tournament despite his team’s loss in the final.
Players like Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Babar Azam did shine in the World Cup but neither of them could really help Pakistan reach the semifinals.
Meanwhile, the World Cup team is largely formed by players from Sunday’s dramatic final at Lord’s. Six of them have made the elite list.
England, who won their maiden World Cup ...