Pakistan Cricket Board caught in the the captaincy whirlwind


After the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq as a Test skipper of the Pakistan Test team, the captaincy will be handed over to the senior batsman Azhar Ali as he is all set to lose his captaincy in One-Day Internationals.

According to the rumors Inzamam-ul-Haq, chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket has been given an advice to Shaharyar Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board to appoint wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of the Pakistan ODI team for the tour to West Indies in March-April.

A closed source of the PCB told PTI, “Inzamam has tried to convince the PCB Chairman and other high officials off some radical changes required in the national team set-up after the disastrous tour to Australia.”

A source said that it had been a decision made that the chief selector and the PCB Chairman would be having a chat with both Misbah and Younis Khan almost immediately to allow them to make out about the board’s future plans.

Another source stated, “It has been decided in principle that Misbah would be advised to undertake the Test tour to West Indies as captain and announce his retirement and go out gracefully while Younis would also be advised to call it a day after he completes his 10,000 Test runs probably in the three Tests in the West Indies.”

He further added on this matter, “But Sarfaraz will be appointed as the captain of the one-day squad before the west indies tour in addition to his responsibility as captain of the national T20 side.”