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Azhar Ali tipped for prominent role in Pakistan Cricket Board

Azhar is included in the shortlist of candidates being considered for the director's position at the NCA

Azhar Ali tipped for prominent role in Pakistan Cricket Board PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan captain Azhar Ali is anticipated to assume a significant role within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), particularly at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

According to sources, Azhar is included in the shortlist of candidates being considered for the director's position at the NCA.

Presently, Nadeem Khan, the Director of Domestic Cricket, is temporarily overseeing the NCA following the retirement of the previous director, Zakir Khan.

The PCB has initiated a search for a new director for the NCA and has set a deadline of December 20 for interested candidates to apply. Notably, Azhar Ali is said to be among the applicants vying for this pivotal role. The PCB has specified a prerequisite that candidates for the position must have played at least 25 Test matches.

Sources further added that a final decision regarding Azhar Ali's potential appointment is expected to be reached by the end of this month.

Currently active in domestic cricket, Azhar Ali is representing SNGPL in the President Trophy. He officially retired from Test cricket on December 16, 2022, following the conclusion of the home Test series against England.