Sarfraz Ahmed to captain Pakistan at World Cup despite racism ban

Sarfraz Ahmed will stay on as Pakistan captain until at least the end of this year's World Cup

Sarfraz Ahmed will stay on as Pakistan captain until at least the end of this year's World Cup

Putting an end to all speculations, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani on Tuesday announced that Sarfaraz Ahmed would be leading the team for the upcoming 2019 cricket World Cup.Mani said that Sarfaraz has made "great progress" since the time he led the Pakistan team for the first time during 2006 under-19 World Cup and that he has become an integral part of the side."There should be no doubt that Sarfaraz is the Pakistan cricket team's captain".

Sarfaraz left his side's tour of South Africa early after cricket chiefs suspended him for four games.

Mani pointed out that Sarfaraz had also led Pakistan to the Champions Trophy title in 2017 and to the number one position in world T20 rankings.

"I was keen to speak with him on the team's recent performances. about his own future plans as we all know he has undergone some tough times as a professional cricketer in the past few weeks".

"The reality is that the last few weeks have been extremely hard for me as a person and professional". "I am confident he will continue the good work with Mickey Arthur and Inzamamul Haq so that the team is in the best possible shape and form to produce strong performances at the World Cup", Mani concluded.

Sarfraz, who was banned for four worldwide matches by the global Cricket Council for breaching its anti-racism code during the South Africa tour, thanked the board for placing its confidence in his leadership abilities.

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Sarfraz Ahmed will continue as captain of Pakistan to the Cricket World Cup despite being banned for a racial taunt last month. In this press release, it was stated that the decision to retain Sarfaraz as captain would be made after the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and that the appointment was made on a series by series basis. He is captain and will remain captain until next decision is taken. "It has boosted my confidence tremendously". "Everyone is geared up and keenly looking forward to returning to the country where we won the last major ICC tournament", he said.

Pakistan are scheduled to play 10 ODIs ahead of World Cup in May - five against Australia in UAE in March followed by five against England.

'I have gone on record saying that we have a ideal balance in the team where we will be competitive in any part of the world or on any surface, ' Tendulkar told PTI. Since making his debut against India in Jaipur in November 2007, Sarfraz, 31, has played in 101 One-Day Internationals, including 35 as captain.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi lauded Pakistan over the move and backed Sarfaraz Ahmed, too, saying he should be backed from all quarters. He has scored 1,942 runs at just under 33 and has dismissed 121 batsmen behind the wickets.

Holder was banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) because of his team's slow over rate during the second match in Antigua, which the hosts won by 10 wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

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