PCB of Pakistan Decided to Reappoint Babar Azam as T20 Captain

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to take back Babar Azam as the captain for T20 matches. This decision came after the newfangled selection committee suggested changing the captain.

Reports say that Babar Azam will lead the team in the forthcoming five-match T20 series against New Zealand.

Before this, Shaheen Shah Afridi converted the captain of white-ball matches during Zaka Ashraf’s time as the PCB head. This change occurred because the team didn’t do well in the ICC World Cup 2023. Shan Masood also became the captain of red-ball matches under the preceding management.

According to insiders, the selection committee solidly told PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi that Babar Azam should lead the T20 team. Babar, who is 29-years old, will take part in the training-camp in Kakul as the captain.

In the meantime, there were discussions that Shaheen might step down as T20 captain because of these changes. But people close to him counseled against it. They said that the PCB gets to decide who the captain is, and Shaheen should receive whatever decision they make.

Babar had previously resigned from being the captain in all formats last November. This came after an unacceptable World Cup where Pakistan didn’t do well.

The former captain faced criticism for numerous months after Pakistan’s not-so-great performances in the Asia Cup and the World Cup. They didn’t make it to the semifinals of the tournament.

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