Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed as the new T20 Cricket Captain after team’s dismal performance in World T20. The all-rounder wicket keeper will replace Shahid Afridi who recently resigned from his post along with the coach, Waqar Younis.
Sarfraz’s appointment was expected as he has proved his mettle as the Vice Captain in T20 and ODI formats. Known for his consistent performance on the field, Ahmed was the safest choice for the board which is under a lot of pressure after some serious allegations by Waqar Younis.
Sarfaraz has proved his captaincy in the recent PSL tournament where his team, Quetta Gladiators performed well but unfortunately, failed to win the title.Pakistan’s cricket is under a lot of turmoil as the disappointing performance has caused PM Nawaz to take notice of the situation.
Apart from the coach and captain, PCB has also dissolved the selection committee.
Pakistan’s cricket is under a lot of turmoil as the disappointing performance has caused PM Nawaz to take notice of the situation. Apart from the coach and captain, PCB has also dissolved the selection committee.
Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced he would step down as Pakistan’s captain in the game’s shortest format following his team’s early exit from the World Twenty20 in which he was branded “absolutely clueless” by his manager.
The 36-year-old, nicknamed “Boom Boom” for his fierce hitting, had suffered a drop in form over the past two years and was unable to steer Pakistan through the group stages of the competition in India.
“Today I wish to inform my fans in Pakistan & all over the world that I am relinquishing the captaincy of the T20 Pakistani team of my own volition,” he said in a statement.
Afridi was appointed T20 captain for the second time in 2014, with his contract set to expire following the World T20 in India in 2016.
He led the team to the semi-finals of the same tournament in a previous stint as captain in 2010 but was removed a year later.
In 43 matches as captain, he led his team to 19 wins, 23 losses and one tie.