Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani said on Sunday that the decision to keep Sarfraz Ahmed as the captain of the team will be done after the recommendations of the cricket committee.
The PCB chairman was addressing media after the final of Quaid-e-Azam Day Cup 2018 in Lahore, where he said that his statement regarding Justice Qayyum’s report was taken out of context.
While responding to a question related to former Chairman PCB Najam Sethi, he said that when they respond to his notice then all facts will come before the public.
On the subject of alleged tension with national team coach Mickey Arthur, Mani said that he will not pass any statement on it.
Earlier, Mani said that he has full faith in Sarfraz Ahmed as Pakistan captain across all formats.
Mani’s comments come after Mohsin Khan, the chairman of a newly formed PCB committee, suggested that Sarfraz be relieved of Test captaincy.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said that the decision to captain the side in all three formats of the game lies with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
While speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Express, Sarfraz said that there is always pressure whenever you lead Pakistan team but he is not someone who will back out without a fight.
“Whenever you captain Pakistan side there is always pressure and good and bad patches are part of game,” he said. “My elders have always advised me to fight it out when you face criticism from all corners. My only intention is to continue playing cricket till my last breath while the captaincy decision lies with the PCB.”
Sarfraz also spoke about the improvement in team’s performance since the Asia Cup 2018 debacle.
“After the Asia Cup we were under pressure to perform but the team responded really well through hardwork and dedicati1on,” he said. “I think one of the main reasons behind our team’s success, especially in T20I cricket, is the vastly improved standard of fielding. Also the team combination is really good and we are executing our plans in a really good manner. If the World T20 took place right now, we would put up a good show because we have momentum on our side.”