Sarfraz Ahmed takes over as the new T20 captain for the Pakistan cricket team

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 3:51:13 by

After the dismal performance of the Pakistan team at the World T20 matches, drastic measures were called for to change the performance of the team for the better. In spirit of the same changes, the captaincy of the Pakistan Twenty20 team has been transferred to wicketkeeper and batsman Sarfraz Ahmed.
Pakistan put up a really discouraging performance at the World T20 matches held in India in the past month, and lost three out of the four matches played. The then-captain of the team, Shahid Afridi, faced major backlash for his performance in both the Asia Cup and the WT20 matches. He resigned from his position but told the press, that he will continue playing for the Pakistan cricket team.
The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Shahryar Khan, broke the news to the press in a statement saying; “I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position. His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role.”
Sarfraz Ahmed has some experience in leading the team as a vice-captain during last year’s One-Day International and T20 matches.
Shahid Afridi is not the only one who relinquished his position-the head coach of the team, Waqar Younis, also resigned last week. In addition to that, the PCB also disbanded its national selection committee and a new committee will be formed soon.
The PCB also formed a special committee to find out the reasons of the team’s dismal performance. The recommendations from the committee have been forwarded to the PCB and action on those items will be taken soon.

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