The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced to appoint batsman Babar Azam as the new skipper of the national cricket team for one day international (ODI).
The cricket board of Pakistan has made the disclosure while announcing the list of the centrally contracted players of the national cricket team.
According to the press release, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that the captains for the Test and T20I will remain Azhar Ali and Babar Azam respectively.
“I want to congratulate Azhar Ali and Babar Azam for getting captaincy extensions. This is absolutely the right decision as they also require certainty and clarity on their future roles,” said the head coach of the Pakistani cricket team Misbah-ul-Haq.
It is pertinent to mention here that the status of the ODI captaincy had been unclear since last year when Sarfaraz Ahmed was sacked by the PCB authorities. Due to no ODIs scheduled for the remainder of the season, the captaincy had been in limbo until this clarification.