PCB backs Sarfraz to captain Pakistan in 2019 World Cup

PCB backs Sarfraz to captain Pakistan in 2019 World Cup

Sarfraz Ahmed could also be serving out an ICC-imposed ban proper now however the PCB said in emphatic phrases that he can be captain when Pakistan play the World Cup in Might 2019.

The 31-year outdated was suspended for 4 matches over a few of his on-field remarks in opposition to South Africa in January however the the PCB remained firmly on his aspect even because the episode unfolded. Its president Ehsan Mani even said, “Someplace frequent sense was overruled by bureaucratic course of.”

Now, the board has made a contemporary present of its assist by naming him captain for the 2019 World Cup three months earlier than the occasion.

“Sarfaraz has been an integral a part of the Pakistan’s World Cup preparations. He has proved to be a superb strategist, chief and performer,” Mani stated on Tuesday. “He led Pakistan to the Champions Trophy 2017 title in addition to to prime of the ICC T20I rankings.”

Mani additionally confirmed that Sarfraz’s place as captain will solely be re-evaluated after the World Cup.

Two weeks in the past, Sarfraz was behind the stumps when allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo was on the crease and a chase of 204 was getting tense. And within the 37th over, he was caught on the stump mic telling the batsman, “Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?“.

Translated actually that’s: “Hey black man, the place’s your mom sitting right this moment? What [prayer] have you ever acquired her to say for you right this moment?” Sarfraz apologised for his actions on Twitter, after which later to Phehlukwayo in individual, however that didn’t mitigate the punishment, with the ICC suspending him for 4 matches.

Sarfraz is presently concentrating on getting ready for the Pakistan Tremendous League in February and the Australia collection which follows in March.

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