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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has insisted that Sarfraz Ahmed is in no danger of losing the captaincy.
Mani’s comments come after Mohsin Khan, the newly-appointed chairman of the PCB cricket committee, said that Sarfraz should be relieved of the Test captaincy.
However, Mani has made it abundantly clear that he feels Sarfraz is the right man to be captaining Pakistan in all three formats.
“I can’t understand why [the] media is raising this issue. Sarfraz is captain for all the three formats and there is no question of changing him since the team is doing well,” Mani was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “Pakistan drew the Test series on England soil under Sarfraz’s captaincy and recently won against Australia in the UAE.
“He is Pakistan captain and there is no debate on this. It was an old statement of Mohsin about Sarfraz but now the situation is different. However, the media is raising it again and again.”
When asked if he made a statement that Sarfraz’s role as captain will be closely scrutinised in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales, Mani said: “I did not give any such statement. Sarfraz is the Pakistan captain till the time our team is giving satisfactory performances.”