Pakistan's performance in the ODI World Cup 2023 has been not up to the mark in the mega event. Babar Azam's side has lost four consecutive matches in the tournament so far. Now, the chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Team Inzamam-ul-Haq has resigned from the post after the horrifying performance of the Men in Green. On Monday the former skipper decided to take the decision ahead of the game against Bangladesh on Tuesday.
Inzamam has sent his resignation letter to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and chief Zaka Ashraf after their fourth loss in the tournament. He was appointed as the chief selector in August ahead of the Asia Cup and World Cup 2023. They even performed decently in the Asia Cup and now have a slim chance of qualifying for the semi-final.
PCB is set to pay approximately PKR 15 million. The resignation will mean a monthly salary of 2.5 million rupees which would be given over six months. His decision to step down is reasoned to be a conflict of interest with his involvement in a company owned by cricketers.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set up a five-member fact-finding committee to investigate allegations: PCB
According to a statement by PCB, "Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set up a five-member fact-finding committee to investigate allegations in respect of conflict of interest reported in the media about the team selection process. The committee will submit its report and any recommendations to the PCB Management in an expeditious manner."
Inzamam has led the side for six years, from 2001 to 2007. He was one of the finest batters of his generation. The former skipper has scored 11,739 runs in ODIs which is the most by any batter from Pakistan. While the right-handed batter has 8,830 Test runs in 120 matches at an average of 49.60 and scored 25 centuries and 46 half-centuries.
They are set to play Bangladesh who are at the bottom of the table and will look to come back from an embarrassing loss against the Netherlands.