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After being sacked as Pakistan’s Test and T20 captain, is Sarfaraz Ahmed’s central contract set to be downgraded from Category A?
The answer, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson, is no.
“Sarfaraz Ahmed will continue to remain in Category A,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying by Geo News.
It should be noted that Sarfaraz, batsman Babar Azam, who replaced Sarfaraz as Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain on Friday, and spinner Yasir Shah are the only three players with Category A contracts.
Sarfaraz will no longer be Test captain either as Azhar Ali was named as his successor.
To make matters worse, he was dropped for Pakistan’s upcoming tour of Australia, which will consist of three Twenty20 Internationals from November 3 to 8, and two Tests from November 21 to December 3.