Babar Azam stepped down from the captaincy of all three formats. Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has resigned from the captaincy of all three formats.
Babar Azam refused to accept PCB’s offer to captain only the Test team. Babar Azam released a statement on social media announcing his resignation from the captaincy of all formats.
He said that becoming number one in white ball cricket was the result of the hard work of all the players, giving up the leadership was a difficult decision, and it was the right time to leave the captaincy.
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Babar Azam said that I will continue to perform as a player in all three formats, I will support the new captain based on my experience, thanks to the Pakistan Cricket Board for trusting me with this responsibility.
It should be noted that today Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf met Babar Azam in Lahore.
According to sources, in the meeting, Babar Azam was told to bring in a new captain for white-ball cricket, however, the PCB offered him only to retain the captain of the Test team.
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On Wednesday, Pakistan Cricket Board Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf met with the team management and Babar Azam in Lahore.
According to the sources, no confidence was also expressed in the performance of the coaches by the Chairman Management Committee.
However, later PCB issued a statement saying that all the coaching staff had been removed from their positions, no coach had been relieved, and their responsibilities were being changed.
The PCB said that the portfolio of coaches has been changed, and all coaches will work at the National Cricket Academy.
According to PCB, Muhammad Hafeez has been entrusted with the responsibility of team director, and the coaching staff for the tour of Australia and New Zealand will be announced soon.
It should be noted that after the meeting with Zaka Ashraf, Babar Azam announced his resignation from the captaincy of all three formats.
Later, PCB appointed Shan Masood as the captain of the Test team and Shaheen Afridi as the captain of the T20 team. The captaincy of the ODI team will be decided later.