Iqbal Qasim asks to step down as Pakistan chief selector
Last Updated: 04/07/13 12:00pm
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Iqbal Qasim has denied having disagreements with Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and coach Dav Whatmore despite asking to step down as chief selector.
Qasim has informed the Pakistan Cricket Board that he wishes to leave the selection panel after his contract expired on Wednesday.
He had originally asked to step down in April, but he was persuaded to stay on and preside over the touring squads for the forthcoming tour of the West Indies.
Pakistan media have reported that Qasim has been involved in a series of bust-ups with Misbah and Whatmore, but the former spinner has dismissed the rumours.
"I have told the top officials of the PCB that I have completed my tenure so they should appoint a new panel for future selection," Qasim said.
"I had no differences with anyone. I completed my tenure in April but then PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf requested me to continue until July and the West Indies tour, which I did."
Qasim, who originally resigned as chief selector in 2010 after a disappointing tour of Australia, came under fire after Pakistan failed to win a match in the recent ICC Champions Trophy
"The team wins and the team loses, which is part of the game so there should be no differences," he added. "I thank Misbah, Whatmore and Hafeez for their cooperation."