KARACHI: Questions are being raised in Pakistan cricket circle on the logic behind awarding Rs10 million to chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq for Pakistan’s victorious Champions Trophy campaign.
The rest of the selectors including Tauseef Ahmed, Wasim Haider and Wajahatullah Wasti were given one million each at the Prime Minister’s reception held for the Champions Trophy winning squad in Islamabad.
“It makes no sense to give the chief selector such a huge amount while the head coach and other coaching staff have got Rs5 million each for the Champions Trophy win,” former chief selector Iqbal Qasim said.
“Then why this disparity between the money given to the chief selector and other selectors,” Iqbal, also an ex-Test spinner, questioned.
Another former chief selector and ex-Pakistan coach Mohsin 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.
“And when has chief selector ever been rewarded with cash prizes if the team has done well? The same money could have been used for better development purposes,” he said.
A source close to the development said, “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 five 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, phsyio, masseur etc and the same amount was utilised for rewarding the selectors.”
He said the Board employees, who were with the team in England, were not happy with their prizes being reduced by more than half but kept quiet.
The criticism has also come because Inzamam gets a monthly salary of Rs1.2 million and the rest of the selectors around Rs300,000 from the PCB.
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