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Resolution filed to remove Sarfaraz Ahmed from captaincy

The resolution was filed by Muslim League (N) member Malik Zaheer Iqbal

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A resolution to remove the struggling Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been proposed in the Punjab Assembly on Thursday after the Men in Green’s recent whitewash in the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The resolution was filed by Muslim League (N) member Malik Zaheer Iqbal. The resolution stated that the recent defeat at the hands of the eighth-ranked Sri Lanka side was a matter of grave anger and sadness for the people of Pakistan.

“This house would like to convey its regret and anger at the recent whitewash of the Pakistan cricket team at the hands of Sri Lanka. The number-one ranked T20 team has lost against the number-eight ranked T20 side. The young players of the Sri Lankan team managed to win all matches with ease. The people of Pakistan are both sad and angry by this defeat,” the resolution stated.

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A request was made to the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to conduct an investigation on the matter and the removal of current captain Sarfaraz Ahmed from his leadership role.

“The chairman of the PCB is requested to conduct an investigation into the matter. The team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed could not fulfil his duties. He is no longer eligible to lead the Pakistan side. That is why Sarfaraz needs to be removed from the team with immediate effect. The captaincy should be awarded to a responsible and experienced player who can unite the team,” the resolution read.