Moin Khan Urges PCB to Extend the Captaincy Tenure of Sarfraz Ahmed
Former Pakistan wicket-keeper Moin Khan has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board to extend the tenure of national skipper Sarfraz Ahmed for at least a couple more years to avoid any dressing room conflicts.
To make the case worse, Pakistan cricket has always been between rival clique which also includes the Waqar Younis-led conflict with the then Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram in the 1990’s.
The conflicts had emerged yet again, as Hasan Ali stared at Sarfraz Ahmed as the captain apparently showed his anger at the bowler for some wayward bowling during the 1990’s. There have also been reports emerging that some of the senior players in the team are not getting along with team well.
Keeping this fact in mind, Moin Khan has urged PCB to extend his tenure at least till the 2019 World Cup.
“Pakistan cricket needs a long-term captain. With long-term stability, the team does not fall prey to such problems. The board needs to extends his captaincy for at least two more years,” said Moin, who is currently the head coach of the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.
“When the boys know that this is their captain for the long haul, such problems don’t occur,” Moin was quoted as saying by the Dawn.
It was under Sarfaraz that Pakistan recently went down by a 0-5 margin against the Kiwis but won the T20I series quite comprehensively. Sarfraz was appointed Pakistan’s skipper when Azhar Ali stepped down from the role. It was under his captaincy that Pakistan lifted the Champions Trophy title for the first time in 2017 beating arch-rivals India in the final.
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