Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam are in line for Pakistan ODI Captaincy
Pakistani batsmen, namely Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam are under due consideration to be appointed as the captain of the Pakistan One Day International side after the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup of 2015.
A source of well repute in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that the hierarchy of the board had ruled out the possibility of a sheer comeback for either the former wicket keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and/ or the former captain Shoaib Malik to the One Day squad.
In the present scenario, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is certainly looking at two candidates to replace Misbah ul Haq as the ODI captain and the names are Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam, the reputed source confirmed.
Misbah has already announced his retirement from One Day format of cricket after the World Cup as has the flamboyant allrounder ‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Afridi.
The source said the board had indeed issued a statement of the press conference of Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Friday appreciating the team’s performance in the World Cup only to kill any chances of Misbah or Afridi changing their mind about retiring from ODI cricket.
That is why in the statement the PCB chief appreciated their contribution to Pakistan cricket and said they would be given a befitting farewell, the reputed source mentioned.
To refer to the history of Pakistan Cricket, in the past Shahid Afridi has twice announced his retirement and reversed his decision.
The source said the board’s hierarchy was clear that it is high time to move on and there were also chances that the decision to appoint Shahid Afridi as the T20 captain of the Pakistan Cricket Teamuntil the next World Cup might also be reversed.
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