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Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif has questioned the decision to give Sarfaraz Ahmed a Category A contract if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) knew that he would be sacked as captain.
Sarfaraz was removed as Test and Twenty20 captain last week, and replaced by Azhar Ali and Babar Azam in the longest and shortest formats respectively. He was also dropped for the national team’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.
“Sarfaraz Ahmed was given a Category A [contract] for the entire year. When the PCB higher-ups had made up their minds to sack Sarfaraz as captain and also [showed] him the doors from all the three formats, why was he given a Category A [contract]? The central contract is for the entire year, not for a series,” he told The Nation.