Inzamam set to retire from International cricket

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Karachi, Sep 30 (UNI) Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq is all set to retire from International cricket and is discussing the issue with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), friends and relatives.

According to Khaleej Times, an official announcement is expected in a couple of days.

The 37-year-old led Pakistan last time at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in West Indies. The Pakistani team was knocked out of the competition after a shock defeat in the hands of 'minnows' Ireland.

After this shameful loss, Inzamam announced his retirement from ODI cricket and also resigned from the Test captaincy.

According to the newspaper, Inzamam has been reportedly persuaded by one of his former colleague and PCB to retire gracefully and he has accepted their advice.

The report added, another reason that perhaps hastened Inzamam to take the decision was that Pakistani selectors had reservations about his fitness and form and were willing to give Misbahul Haq a chance to prove at Test level after he batted so well in the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa.

In return of his decision to retire, PCB will pay around Rs 10 million and organise a grand gala to honour Inzamam's outstanding services to Pakistan cricket.

UNI

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