Inzamam opts for Pakistan Cricket Board’s chief selector quits as Afghanistan coach

Kabul: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, 46 has resigned from his role as Afghanistan ‘s head coach, said the Afghan cricket board on Sunday and is set to be appointed as the Pakistan Cricket Board’s chief selector.

Inzamam guided Afghanistan to the Super 10 stage of the ICC World Twenty 20, 2016 in India, in which they defeated West Indies. He had a contract with the Afghan board (ACB) until the end of the year.

Afghanistan cricket board spokesman, Farid Hotak, confirmed Inzamam’s resignation. He said.”Today Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan called the Afghan cricket board chief, Shafiq Stanikzai, and requested to release the batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq from his contract.”

Hotak said Inzamam’s contract was for one year and that he served for several months as coach for the Afghan cricket team.

Inzamam played 378 one-day internationals and 120 tests for Pakistan and also served as the team’s batting consultant for a brief period in 2012.