Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has chosen to remove Babar Azam as captain from all formats. This ends his years-long time in charge.
It was decided this way because Pakistan failed to make it to the semi-finals of the current World Cup because they played badly in all three areas: batting, bowling, and fielding.
These people said that if Babar decided to quit, the board would accept it. If not, they said, PCB would fire him.
Along with that, they said that Shan Masood is a strong contender to be captain for the upcoming Test series against Australia and Shaheen Shah Afridi for the T20I series in New Zealand.
Sources say Shaheen could also lead the Green Shirts in the T20 World Cup next year.
In 2019 and 2021, Babar was named white-ball captain and Test captain, but the Green Shirts have not won any ICC or Asia Cup wins while he has been in charge.
The Pakistan team was ranked as the best going into the World Cup, but they didn’t show what they were made of and lost in the group game.
Team head Mickey Arthur told “depressed” Babar that it’s not a “crime to make mistakes” after the Green Shirts lost the World Cup.
The captain is going to meet with Zaka Ashraf, Chairman of the PCB Management Committee, later today. After that, a news about his leadership is likely to be made.