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Inzamam, Basit refute nepotism charges

LAHORE: Chairman Junior Selection Committee Basit Ali has said that rumours about Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq requesting him to give special consideration to his son’s selection are baseless.

In a video message, Ali said that Inzamam has never called him on this issue and any such news on the social media has no truth in them.

“Such rumours are baseless,” he said. “Inzamam never approached on the issue of his son’s selection in the junior side. People should refrain from believing any such news on social media.”

Ali also asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani to set up an inquiry committee to ensure that the instigators if this rumour can be brought to justice.

“I would request the PCB Chairman [Ehsan Mani] to investigate this issue in order to ensure that people who are spreading such news are punished,” he said.

Earlier rumours circulated in the social media that Inzamam had called up Ali and inquired about why hasn’t his son been selected in the U19 side.

On the other hand, Inzamam has also denied this rumour said the allegations came as a surprise to him.

“I strongly refute this unfounded and malicious claim. For the record, no one from junior selection committee was approached and there is no truth in this. I am taking this matter quite seriously and will be meeting PCB chair for an open enquiry on this matter tomorrow,” he said in a tweet.

Furthermore, Inzamam then met with Ehsan Mani to discuss the allegations of nepotism levelled against himself and Basit Ali.

In his meeting with Inzamam, the PCB chief “expressed full confidence” on both the selectors.

According to a PCB press release, Mani “expressed his disappointment over the speculation about the integrity of two former Test cricketers and current head of senior and junior selection committee, respectively.”

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