Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to remove the Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmad as the captain of Pakistan cricket team in the 5 day format of the game.
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 decision has come just a few days after Sarfaraz said that he wishes to continue as the captain and the final decision lies with PCB.
“It’s not that I’m saying I refuse to resign. All I’m saying is the decision rests with the PCB, the same way as the decision to appoint me captain was taken by them. I’m sure they’ll make a decision that’s best for Pakistan,” he told reporters earlier this month.
PCB’s Cricket Committee will take up the issue in the meeting scheduled next week on Friday in Lahore. It was not mentioned whether Sarfaraz would remain the team captain during the one-day international (ODIs) and Twenty20 (T20).
The side is currently placed in the 7th position in Test rankings.