Azhar refuses to step down as ODI captain: Sources

Lahore—Pakistan’s One-Day International (ODI) skipper Azhar Ali has refused to step down as captain despite Pakistan’s worst defeat in the ODI series against England.
According to sources, Azhar Ali has informed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan about his decision.
They said that the issue has been handed over to Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq and CEO PCB Subhan Ahmed. They further said that Azhar Ali might even lose his place in the team.
Earlier, sources had reported that the ODI captain had decided to step down.
It was earlier reported that head coach Mickey Arthur and Azhar Ali held a two-hour-long meeting after the Cardiff ODI.
Sources had also reported that Twenty20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed would also lead the ODI side.
Pakistan started off the England tour with a memorable win in Lord’s Test, but lost the two following Test before fighting back to win the last Test to level the four-match series 2-2.
However, the five-match ODI series turned out to be a nightmare for Azhar Ali and co where the home team outclassed visitors by 4-1.—Agencies

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