Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has been roped in as a batting consultant of the national cricket team for the upcoming tours of India and South Africa.
     
The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf told reporters today that since a decision is yet to be taken on who will be the permanent batting coach of Pakistan, Inzamam had been persuaded to share his experience and skills as a consultant.
     
"Inzamam will be working with the players, giving them tips and motivating them in the conditioning camps we are having for the series in India and then for the tour of South Africa," Ashraf said.
    
He also added that given Inzamam's standing in Pakistan cricket and his track record his presence should be a big motivating factor for the players as they prepare for the tour to India.
     
Inzamam, who played 129 Tests and 388 One-day Internationals before retiring in 2007, has also expressed his interest in working as a batting coach but Ashraf clarified that the former skipper would not be accompanying the team abroad but would only work with the players in the camps.
     
He said the board had received some very good CVs for the position of batting coach and those were under consideration.
     
"We have taken no decision on whether to appoint a foreign or local batting coach," Ashraf said.

(Agencies)

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