Inzamam-ul-Haq will end his term as chief selector of the Pakistani team later this month.
The former Pakistani batsman announced Wednesday that he would not renew his expiring July 31 contract.
“After more than three years as chairman of the Pakistani Men’s Selection Committee, I have decided not to extend my contract,” said Inzamam.
“With the ICC Test World Championship starting in September, the ICC-T20 World Championship 2020 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 for Men, I believe the time has come for the Pakistan Cricket Board to appoint a new Chief Selector can bring new ideas and new thinking.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, as well as Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur. I think we worked very well as a group, stayed together in difficult times and moved together in the same direction.
“I wish the new Chief of Selection Committee and the Pakistani Cricket Team all the best for exciting but competitive times in international cricket.”
Inzamam’s tenure as Chief Selector, which began in April 2016, led him through the rise of Pakistan to the top of the MRF ICC Test Team ranking of the same year and winning the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.
Ehsan Mani, Chairman of PCB, thanked Inzamam for his work as a selector. “Inzamam is one of the icons of Pakistani cricket who passionately served his country as a player and as a head voter,” Mani said. “During his tenure as Chief Selector, we have spawned many talented young cricketers.
“I want to thank Inzamam for the leadership he has provided to the group and for the cricket knowledge that has made him one of the most critical roles in cricket.”
Wasim Khan, CEO of PCB, added that the board would appoint a successor to Inzamam in the coming weeks.