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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has announced that the country’s new Twenty20 captain will be revealed on September 16.
The position became vacant when Mohammad Hafeez stepped down after the national team’s disappointing performance in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in March.
“On September 16 we will have our Board of Governors meeting after which we will announce the national T20 captain and also the World Cup pool of players,” Khan said.
According to sources, veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the frontrunner to take over the Twenty20 captaincy.
“Afridi is a strong candidate because if he leads the T20 side [to victory] against Australia and New Zealand, then the PCB have a ready replacement for the One-day captaincy if Misbah-ul-Haq continues to struggle with the bat in the two coming series,” one well informed source said.