Pakistan awards huge cash to Inzamam-ul-Haq for CT17 win: questions raised over disparity
- Inzamam-ul-Haq, the chief selector of Pakistan was awarded a cash prize of whooping 10 million from the Pakistan President.
- The award was feliciated for selecting the Pakistan team which won the Champions Trophy 2017.
- However, questions were raised after other selectors received only one million each.
Inzamam-ul-Haq, former Pakistan captain and the chief selector of Pakistan team, was awarded a cash prize of whooping 10 million from the Pakistan President on Tuesday in President’s office at Islamabad.
The award was feliciated for his role in selecting the Pakistan team which won the Champions Trophy 2017. This move by Pakistan board has raised eyebrows of several people within the Pakistan cricket circle as he has been given an extra of nine million than that of other selectors.
The other selectors include Wasim Haider, Tauseef Ahmed and Wajahatullah Wasti.
When there are questions being raised on this issue, sources say that some outsider who is close to Pakistan Cricket Board and PM’s office might have been played an influencer role.
“Initially the list/notification by the PM’s office had said while the players would get 10 million each and the head coach and coaches 5 million each but later it was decided to reduce the amount for some members of the team staff including the media manager, social media manager, physio, masseur etc and the same amount was utilized for rewarding the selectors,” a source said.
Former chief selector and ex-head coach, Mohsin Hasan Khan said he could not fathom how the head coach who was part and parcel of the campaign in England could be given five million and the chief selector who did not even travel to England double the amount.
Inzamam is already receiving a special treatment by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which is giving a monthly salary of 1.2 million. This is one of the reasons why questions are raised about the disparity.