PCB Cricket Committee likely to recommend new ODI captain

Sarfaraz Ahmed might be retained to lead the Test team

PCB Cricket Committee likely to recommend new ODI captain PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Cricket Committee in their next meeting on August 2 at National Cricket Academy, Lahore, is likely to suggest handing over the captaincy of the Men in Green’s One-Day International (ODI) side to one of all-rounders Muhammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim and middle-order batsman Babar Azam.

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According to sources, Pakistan's current captain in all formats, Sarfaraz Ahmed might be retained to lead the Test side.

"Assigning the ODI captaincy to anyone from Muhammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim and Babar Azam will be discussed in the meeting,” a source told APP.

The PCB Cricket Committee will forward the meeting’s outcome to the board's chairman Ehsan Mani.

The committee is chaired by PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan, and includes former men’s and women’s teams’ captains Wasim Akram, Misbah-ul-Haq and Urooj Mumtaz, as well as Zakir Khan (Director - International Cricket and Committee Secretary), Mudassar Nazar (Director - Academies) and Haroon Rashid (Director - Domestic Cricket).

The agenda of the committee includes review of the Pakistan men’s and women’s cricket teams as well as Under-16 and U19 cricket teams’ performances.    

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Former Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq, Head Coach Mickey Arthur and Sarfaraz have also been invited to attend the meeting and provide their feedback and assessment of the men’s team’s performances.

Wasim Akram will join the meeting via video link while rest of the members will attend in person.

PCB is also thinking to appoint a local head coach for the national team, however the name has not been finalised yet.