PCB Chairman wants Sarfaraz Ahmed to leave Test captaincy: Report

first_img Indo-Asian News Service LahoreOctober 12, 2019UPDATED: October 12, 2019 16:30 IST Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Players in action (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSarfaraz Ahmed will be asked to relinquish his duties as Test captain, said reportsPCB retained Sarfaraz as the captain in the 50-over format and appointed Babar Azam as skipper in T20IsSarfaraz is expected to retain his role as captain until the scheduled T20I series against AustraliaFollowing Pakistan’s dismal performance in the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka, a meeting between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will be held next week.In the meeting, Sarfaraz, who has been under the scanner for quite some time now, will be asked to relinquish his duties as Test captain, reports cricketpakistan.com.pk.The report stated that Sarfaraz is expected to retain his role as captain until the scheduled T20I series against Australia to be played in November. However, a final decision on the status of Sarfaraz as the Test captain is also expected to be made next week, after the meeting.Earlier, former Pakistan greats Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan and Shahid Afridi had also expressed the same opinion about Sarfaraz and how he should relinquish Test captaincy.Following Pakistan’s poor performance in the World Cup, voices were raised for the removal of Sarfaraz as captain of the side. The Men in Green were knocked out in the group stage of the tournament as they finished fifth on the points table — at equal points (11) with New Zealand after the round-robin stage.However, PCB retained Sarfaraz as the captain in the 50-over format and appointed Babar Azam as skipper in T20Is.Also Read | Watch: Angry Pakistan fan demolishes Sarfaraz Ahmed hoarding after 3-0 T20 series lossAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow PCBFollow Sarfaraz Ahmed PCB Chairman wants Sarfaraz Ahmed to leave Test captaincy: ReportAfter Pakistan’s 3-0 whitewash in Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka, PCB is expected to make some tough calls on Sarfaraz Ahmed as the Test captain, said reports.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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