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Outgoing Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has revealed that he left his seat during a meeting when Imam-ul-Haq’s name came up for selection.
This is because Imam is Inzamam’s nephew and the latter didn’t want to be accused of showing favouritism to a family member.
Inzamam revealed that after the meeting, head coach Mickey Arthur and batting coach Grant Flower wanted him to include Imam in the Pakistan team.
“When Imam’s name was being considered for selection, I left my seat during the meeting,” Inzamam wrote in his blog for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk. “Later, head coach Mickey Arthur and batting coach Grant Flower requested me to include him in the squad.”
Inzamam’s comments come after he announced that he would be stepping down as chief selector at the end of the month.