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PCB set to announce Sarfraz as Pakistan captain for 2019 World Cup

Wicketkeeper-batsman is currently facing four-match suspension for racial remarks

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to announce Sarfraz Ahmed as captain for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Tuesday in Lahore.

According to Daily Express, the board has made the decision to formally name the captain for the upcoming mega tournament to squash rumours that started circulating after Sarfraz’s four-match suspension imposed by the ICC under its racism conduct.

Sources close to the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani revealed that the chairman was never in favour of removing Sarfraz from the captaincy.

However, it was portrayed that the board want’s veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik to lead the side in the tournament— which is scheduled to begin at the end of May in England.

This portrayed conspiracy got lifted when ICC suspended Sarfraz and Malik was named the captain of the Men in Green.

Despite the fact that the wicketkeeper-batsman was available for the third T20I, the board decided to call him back to the country.

Following these baseless rumours, the board has decided to end the debate by formally naming the 31-year-old as captain of the side for the cricket's mega event.