LAHORE: The chairman of the newly formed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee Mohsin Khan has suggested that Sarfraz Ahmed be relieved of the Pakistan Test team captaincy. According to ESPNcricinfo, Khan aired his views about Sarfraz during an interview to a local news channel. “I have said it before and I will say it now too, with Sarfraz I was saying you got a new guy in and don’t put the burden of three formats on him.”
“It will take such a physical load on him, T20s, ODIs and then Tests; if he is captain he will not get any mental relaxation.”
Khan continued, “Sarfraz’s body language was so down. I felt sorry for him that he’s had so much pressure put on him, with T20s, ODIs and Tests. There’s no doubt he is so talented and it’s not as if he is 35-36.” “He is young, he has a lot of time. That was my view before and it is now as well,” he added.
On October 26, the PCB announced a four-member special committee to oversee all cricketing matters in the country.
Former cricketer and selector Mohsin Khan has been named the chairman of the committee. Former captains Wasim Akram, Misbah-ul-Haq, Urooj Mumtaz are the other three members of the committee.
The four-member committee will meet the chief selector and coach (men, women and junior teams) three times in a year, and review plans for the development of umpires, referees and curators.
According to PCB sources, the team management and the selection committee are unhappy with Khan’s comments about Sarfraz.
“It is incorrect to say such things about an in-form captain who just led the team to a Test series win against Australia,” the sources said.
“Before becoming the chairman Mohsin used unacceptable words for coach Mickey Arthur [too],” the sources added.
“People were not taken into confidence over the appointment of the committee chairman,” the sources said, adding, “Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is not happy with the formation of the committee.” Agencies
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