PCB appoints Babar Azam new ODI captain

PCB appoints Babar Azam new ODI captain

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Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Babar Azam as the new national team captain for the day.

PCB announced the list of players who signed up in a centralized manner.

PCB confirmed in the press release that Captain Test and T20I will continue to be held by Azhar Ali and Azam, respectively, while adding that the latter will also lead in formats above 50.

“I want to congratulate Azhar Ali and Babar Azam for getting captaincy extensions. This is absolutely the right decision as they also require certainty and clarity on their future roles,” said head coach Misbah-ul-Haq.

“I am sure they will now start looking to the future and start planning so that they can build sides that can perform at the expected levels.”

The ODI captaincy’s status had been unclear since last year when Sarfaraz Ahmed was sacked. Due to no ODIs scheduled for the remainder of the season, the captaincy had been in a limbo until today’s clarification. 

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