Pakistan names Babar Azam as new ODI captain

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LAHORE – PCB named veteran batsman Babar Azam the new One Day International (ODI) cricket captain for Pakistan on Wednesday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board also announced the list of centrally contracted players. In its press release, the PCB confirmed that the Test and T20I captaincy will continue to be held by Azhar Ali and Babar Azam respectively, while also adding that the latter will also lead the side in the 50-over format.

“I want to congratulate Azhar Ali and Babar Azam for getting captaincy extensions. This is absolutely the right decision as they also require certainty and clarity on their future roles,” said head coach Misbah-ul-Haq.

The ODI captaincy’s status had been unclear since last year when Sarfaraz Ahmed was sacked.

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