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Board mulling over removing Azhar Ali PCB official

Board mulling over removing Azhar Ali: PCB official

ISLAMABAD: The axe might soon fall on ODI captain Azhar Ali as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering removing him after a dismal performance against England in the ongoing five-match ODI series.

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England beat Pakistan by 44 runs in the first ODI, while in the second ODI the visitors were defeated by four wickets. Most recently Pakistan suffered an embarrassing 169-run defeat in the third ODI, losing the five-match series 3-0.

A PCB official told APP on Wednesday that after the team’s poor show, there have been talks in the board for the dismissal of Azhar as captain.

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“After this series, Pakistan will play a series against the West Indies, New Zealand and Australia,” he said. “There are chances that a new captain may be given the responsibility in these upcoming series.”

The official said that vice-captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed is the most likely and suitable replacement.

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“If Azhar is removed, then definitely Sarfraz will be given the responsibility” he said.

Courtesy : Express Tribune



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