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PCB chairman says Sarfraz Ahmed to continue as Pakistan captain

LAHORE: On Tuesday Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani said Sarfraz Ahmed will continue as captain of the team till the ICC World Cup 2019, which will be held in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.

Ehsan Mani made the announcement during a joint press conference with Sarfraz at the PCB headquarters, threw his unequivocal support behind the skipper saying he will captain Pakistan in the upcoming series against Australia and till the World Cup, until any further notice.

“I am happy to confirm that Sarfraz will remain Pakistan captain till the World Cup. I’ve been saying this from day one: Sarfraz is our captain and he will remain our captain until any further decision,” the PCB chairman said.

In a recent press conference in Karachi, Sarfraz had said that the incident involving him and South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo was exaggerated and blown out of proportion. He had reiterated that he had admitted his mistake of using a racial slur and apologised to everyone who was hurt by his unintentional comments.

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