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Afghan cricket board says ready to release Inzamam

Afghan cricket board says ready to release Inzamam

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Apr 16, 2016 - 16:54

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board (ACB) has said it is ready to release Inzamam-ul-Haq as the national cricket team’s coach if the legendary batsman is required by Pakistaninfo-icon.

Tipped to take charge as the Pakistan chief selector, Inzamam himself has so far not commented on the matter.  However, ACB chief Shafiq Stanikzai told ESPNCricinfo his Pakistani counterpart Shaharyar Khan called him on Saturday and asked a favour to release Inzamam-ul-Haq as the Pakistani Cricket Board (ACB) was keen to hire him.

Under Inzamam, Afghanistan recorded their famous win against West Indies at the recently concluded Worldinfo-icon T20. Inzamam joined the Afghanistan team as head-coach for their tour to Zimbabwe in 2015.

Stanikzai said the ACB was willing to let go of their successful coach because Afghans were 'patriotic' people. "Although he was in contract with us until December this year, we are patriotic people and if Pakistan needs Inzamam for their own country, we are ready to release him,” he said.

Sources said the Afghan cricket board has accepted the resignation of Inzamam after PCB request.

Inzamam joined the Afghanistan set-up as head coach for the team's tour of Zimbabwe in late 2015. After Afghanistan won the ODI and T20I series in Zimbabwe, he signed a contract extending his tenure in the position.

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