My decision to sack Sarfaraz Ahmed as Pakistan captain, Ehsan Mani tells people not to blame Imran Khan

Ehsan Mani said sacking Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain was his decision and had nothing to do with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Ehsan Mani: “It (sacking Sarfaraz) was purely my decision”

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has said that it was purely his decision to sack Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain and it had nothing to do with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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Their careers aren’t over, Misbah says about two Pakistan players axed for Zimbabwe series

Misbah-ul-Haq said Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed's Pakistan careers are not over just because they were axed for the Zimbabwe series

Misbah-ul-Haq: “Seniors like Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed have not been picked for this series, but I want to categorically state that their careers are not over by any means as performance remains the only criterion for selection”

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Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has said that Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed’s careers aren’t over just because they were dropped for the upcoming limited overs series against Zimbabwe.

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Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq blames Ehsan Mani for shocking Sarfaraz Ahmed decision

Misbah-ul-Haq blames PCB chairman Ehsan Mani for sacking Sarfaraz Ahmed as Pakistan captain

Misbah-ul-Haq: “I do not have the power to select or remove a captain. It is a prerogative of the chairman PCB and he made the final call”

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Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has seemingly blamed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani for the decision to sack Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain.

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‘He is a dashing batsman and stroke player’ – Sarfaraz Ahmed gives thumbs up to Pakistan player

Sarfaraz Ahmed gives Sharjeel Khan the thumbs up for being a dashing batsman and stroke player

Sarfaraz Ahmed: “I think in our team, Sharjeel Khan will play a key role. He is a dashing batsman and stroke player and when he plays well he makes a match one-sided”

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Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has given Sharjeel Khan the thumbs up ahead of the National T20 Cup, saying the 31-year-old is “a dashing batsman and stroke player”.

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Removing Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain has disturbed the team, Pakistan spinner says

Iqbal Qasim believes that removing Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain has disturbed the Pakistan team

Iqbal Qasim on Sarfaraz Ahmed: “He should not be sacked from T20 cricket. We disturbed the team by removing him, the team’s winning ratio was high under his leadership”

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Former Pakistan spinner Iqbal Qasim believes that removing Sarfaraz Ahmed as T20 captain has “disturbed the team”.

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Pakistan great Younis Khan gives honest opinion on what the future holds for Sarfaraz

Younis Khan gives honest opinion on what the future holds for Sarfaraz Ahmed

Younis Khan admitted that it could be a while before Sarfaraz Ahmed plays for Pakistan again

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Legendary Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has admitted that former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will have to keep waiting before being presented with another opportunity to represent his country.

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Kamran Akmal details how Sarfaraz Ahmed can cement his spot in the Pakistan team

Kamran Akmal details how Sarfaraz Ahmed can cement his place in the Pakistan team

Kamran Akmal: “He must concentrate on not only doing well in domestic cricket as a wicketkeeper but also as a captain”

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Kamran Akmal noted that former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed needs to start batting in the top order if he wants to get back into the national team and cement his place in the side.

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Misbah addresses Sarfaraz’s future in the Pakistan team

Misbah-ul-Haq addresses Sarfaraz Ahmed's future in the Pakistan team cricket

Misbah-ul-Haq: “It’s not like we gave him one match because we want to get rid of him after that, he’s still in our plans going forward”

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Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has made it clear that former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is “still in our plans going forward”.

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Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq wants both Rizwan and Sarfaraz to play?

Inzamam-ul-Haq wants both Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan to play Pakistan cricket

Inzamam-ul-Haq: “In my opinion, Sarfaraz should play if Pakistan [are] planning to play [a] WK (wicketkeeper) at 6/7. Rizwan in T20Is could be quite useful only in top order role, preferably [at] 3”

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Former Pakistan captain and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq believes that wicketkeeper-batsmen Mohammad Rizwan and Sarfaraz Ahmed can both play in the national team.

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