ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shehryar Khan has announced Sarfraz Ahmed as the new captain of Pakistan Test team.
Earlier, Sarfraz was leading the national team as skipper in the ODI and the T20. After retirement of Misbah from the Test format, the position for the skipper was lying vacant in the longer format.
Khan hailed Sarfraz Ahmed’s leadership in the campaign and told that he is the one that has brought glory for the country.
The PCB boss further told that he intended to name Sarfraz captain for the longest form of the game, he also shared this with the management and asked Sarfraz himself if he is ready to lead the team in Test cricket.
Speaking at a ceremony to honour Pakistan team after their impressive performance against India leading to title victory last month, Khan hailed the team’s show against the arch-rivals and went on to say that India was afraid of playing against Pakistan.
“We challenge the Indian cricket team to come and play with us,” he said.
Prime minister along other government dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Revival of cricket
Earlier, speaking at the function, PSL chairman Najam Sethi stadiums in Pakistan would soon witness soon witness revival of international cricket.
He said West Indian and Sri Lankan would soon visit Pakistan. He said transparent elections were conducted in the PCB on orders of the PM.
Sethi reiterated that the World-XI team would arrive in Pakistan in September this year.