PCB has not mentioned captaincy difficulty with me, says Azhar Ali amid speculations of Babar Azam taking on Test captaincy

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Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali on Thursday dismissed as rumours the experiences that he might lose his place, saying the PCB has not spoken to him on the difficulty as but.

It is being speculated that Babar Azam might substitute Azhar as the following Test captain after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan mentioned that he couldn’t verify whether or not Azhar could be captain for the New Zealand tour.

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“The PCB has not spoken to me about this and I also know about these rumors through the media so I am not in a position to say anything on this,” Azhar advised the media in a digital convention in Karachi.

The veteran of 81 Tests was appointed test captain last yr in October and in May the PCB confirmed him as captain for the 2020/21 worldwide season for test matches.

Wasim Khan had mentioned {that a} assembly could be held on November 11 wherein a choice could be taken on the test captaincy.

“What can I say when no one has spoken to me on this subject for now I just think these are only rumours and nothing else.

“It makes no sense to think about these things because I am focussing on the first class matches and international cricket. Look when anyone talks to be about this officially then I will be in a position to say something,” mentioned Azhar.

The 35-year-old insisted that captaincy just isn’t a burden for him, saying even last yr when Pakistan was not doing properly in Australia such speculations about his captaincy future have been being mentioned.

Meany imagine that Azhar might face the axe as captain as a punishment for his assembly with Prime Minister Imran Khan relating to modifications in Pakistan’s home construction. The assembly apparently didn’t please the PCB which mentioned the players are contracted and shouldn’t be talking on approach issues of the board.

Azhar had struggled for runs throughout the current England tour however he roared back to form within the finishing Test with an aesthetic century within the first innings which saved the rain-hit match for Pakistan.

[Attribution HT]

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