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Pakistan cricket board to remove Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain: Reports

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 July 2019, 20:48 IST
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to take some responsibilities off the shoulder of Sarfaraz Ahmed. Reports are coming in from Pakistan that the PCB has decided to remove Sarfaraz Ahmed as Test captain. Sarfaraz Ahmed was the captain of Pakistan cricket team in all three formats.

If the reports are to be believed, Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to appoint Shan Masood as the new Test captain. Earlier reports were coming in on Pakistan Cricket Board considering of split captaincy as they feel that Sarfaraz is handling too many responsibilities.

After winning the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan has won no major trophies under Sarfaraz’s captaincy. Sarfaraz has played no major role in Pakistan’s Test circuit as he has captained just 12 matches, winning 4 and losing 8 of them.

According to the report, Pakistan Cricket Board will discuss the matter on August 2, during their meeting at Lahore. PCB is considering to appoint a new Test captain particularly because of the ICC Test Championship.

Shan Masood made his Test debut in 2013 against South Africa, Shan has played 15 Test matches and has scored 793 runs at an average of 26.43. Shan was last seen playing for Pakistan in January 2019 against South Africa. He scored two crunch fifties.

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First published: 28 July 2019, 20:48 IST
 
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