The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt refused to share his reasons behind the sacking of Shahid Afridi as the team’s One-Day International (ODI) captain, saying that it was the board’s right to change captain and that decision was taken in the best interest of the team.
“Captains are changed all over the world and no cricket board gives a reason for that,” the chairman told The Express Tribune. “We did what we thought was best and don’t need to give a reason for it.”
Ijaz also backed his decision to appoint Test captain Misbahul Haq, 37, as Afridi’s successor, adding that lack of options in the squad forced the move.
“We’re looking at everyone’s performance and discipline and we’re trying to pinpoint a suitable candidate for the captain’s position for the future.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 21st, 2011.
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