PCB to bring Babar back as captain!

The national selection committee, though is divided on the issue. A former Punjab caretaker minister, who apparently has no cricket background, is not in favour giving back absolute power to Babar.

In Lahore, PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi has offered Babar Azam the captaincy in the white-ball format, but the star is still undecided, sources said.
Babar is understood to have put conditions on accepting the captaincy, including a say in the appointment of coaches. Babar expressed that he should lead the side in all three formats.However, the National Selection Committee has a different opinion on the matter.

The former Punjab deputy minister, who apparently has no cricketing background, is not in favor of handing absolute power back to Babar.”For some members of the selection committee, it is now better to let Shaheen Shah Afridi continue as captain in the home T20 series against New Zealand in April and give him a chance to prove his credentials,” said a well-informed source.

He said there was a feeling among some selectors that it would be best to wait a series or two before making a final decision on Babar’s reinstatement as captain.Interestingly, selectors including Muhammad Yousuf asked, Asad Shafiq, Abdul Razzaq, Wahab Riaz and former minister Bilal Afzal, to meet Mohsin Naqvi’s last call.

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“They explained their opinion to the PCB chief and now asked him to take the last call and Naqvi told them to convince Babar to accept the captaincy of the white ball and the board will consider the invitation of the captain of the red ball after the T20. World Cup,” the source added .

This is despite the fact that the PCB chief has given a clear mandate to the selectors by appointing the captain.The Test captain is Shan Masood.

“Until now, PCB has been rejected by several foreigners including Adam Voges, Luke Ronchi, Shane Watson and Mike Hesson,” the source said.He said the PCB now hopes their talks with Gary Kirsten and Jason Gillispie have been successful if they want them. to take over the white and red ball. role of coaches.”The only catch is that both Kirsten and Gilliepie will definitely bring their own support person while PCB. wants to do other matches because he wants some of his local players as assistant coaches to the support staff,” he said ..

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