Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is set to be named as the new chairman of the Pakistan cricket team's selection committee, has reportedly taken a pay cut of 400,000 Pakistani rupees (£2,692) from his salary for the job. The Pakistani batting legend used to draw 1.2m rupees from the Afghanistan Cricket Board but has agreed to take a pay cut for the betterment of Pakistan cricket.
Inzamam, who was the coach of the Afghanistan cricket team, resigned from his post with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirming that he would be named the new chief selector.
"He is our choice given his vast experience and the board has reached an agreement with Inzamam after the Afghanistan board agreed to release him", PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said, as quoted by NDTV.
"We opted for Inzamam as we wanted to bring in someone who had played modern day cricket and who commanded total respect in the cricket circles."
The 46-year-old, who has played 120 tests and 398 One Day Internationals (ODI) for Pakistan, came up as a surprise choice for the chief selector's position, considering there were other strong contenders in former test players Mohsin Khan, Iqbal Qasim and Moin Khan.
The present system sees the captain and the coach consulted by the chief selectors over the make-up of the team, but according to Inzamam, he wants the skipper and the coach to be part of the selection committee.
Afghanistan have enjoyed great success under the former Pakistan captain, with Inzamam leading them to the main draw in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2016, where they beat the eventual winners West Indies, becoming the only team to defeat them in the competition. Known widely for his exceptional skills with the bat, he was also a part of the victorious 1992 World Cup winning team.