The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to remove Sarfaraz Ahmed as the captain of the national cricket team. The PCB, prior to the ICC Test Championship, has decided to remove the cricketer from Test captainship, reports news channel.
The 32-year-old Sarfaraz, who has led Pakistan in 13 Test matches to date, of which the team won four and lost eight, currently leads the team in all three formats of the game.
The report comes day after Sarfaraz told media at the National Stadium that he does not intend to quit as captain, and only the PCB can take any decision in this regard since it was appointing authority.
The TV channel reported that PCB wants to appoint new captain for Test side before ICC Test Championship. PCB’s Cricket Committee is expected to discuss the matter during its August 2 meeting to be held in Lahore.
The report revealed that there was strong chances of PCB handing over the job to Shan Masood. Masood, who is the captain of National Bank,has made 797 runs in 30 innings of 15 Test matches with the average of 26.43 while representing Pakistan national team in Test matches. He had last played Test series against South Africa where he scored two fifties.