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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Did Afridi reject the post of vice-captain in T20 World Cup, PCB’s answer came


Karachi. Pakistan announced the team for the ICC T20 World Cup and there was controversy regarding it. Just before the tournament, Babar Azam was again given the command of the team, taking the captaincy from Shaheen Afridi. After this, news came out that no vice-captain of Pakistan has been declared because Shaheen refused to take this responsibility. Now a clarification has come from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on this matter on Saturday.

The PCB said that the national selectors had never offered Shaheen the role of vice-captain before the T20 World Cup to be held in the Americas and the Caribbean next month. Many reports claimed that Afridi was offered the post of vice-captain in the Pakistani team led by Babar Azam but the left-arm fast bowler rejected the offer.

A source close to one of the national selectors told PTI, “The selectors were surprised by the news because when they held a two-hour online meeting on Friday, 6 out of 7 selectors were not in favor of keeping Babar Azam as vice-captain.” Were. The minutes of the meeting have been recorded as per the instructions of the PCB Chairman. Therefore, today’s news of Shaheen rejecting the offer to become vice-captain was a surprise for the selectors.

However, it was revealed that in March a selector had asked Afridi if he/she would like to be vice-captain in the future. This fast bowler had completely rejected this offer.

Pakistan team: Babar Azam (captain), Saeem Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan (wk), Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Abbas Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Abrar Ahmed.

tag: Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, t20 world cup

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