Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from the captaincy of the national cricket team from all formats, with immediate effect.
The cricket board has also dropped the wicketkeeper-batsman from the side ahead of team’s tour to Australia and asked him to regain form in the domestic cricket before, in order to be the part of the side in the future.
The cricket board has named the top-order batsman Azhar Ali as the captain of the national team in test format while prolific batsman Babar Azam has been named as the captain of the T20I side.
Earlier, the recently appointed Pakistan’s Head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq was reportedly unhappy with the performance of Sarfaraz Ahmed as the skipper of the team and had already communicated his reservations with the Chief Executive of PCB Wasim Khan.
The former captain Misbahul Haq had made it clear to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that Sarfaraz Ahmed shouldn’t continue as the captain of the Pakistani cricket team.
Azhar Ali has been appointed as the captain of the national cricket team for the matches of World Test Championship in the 2019-20 season. On the other hand, Babar Azam will lead the national cricket team in T20I until the next year’s ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020, which is now exactly one year away.