LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Ehsan Mani is reportedly unhappy with Cricket Committee Chief, Mohsin Hasan Khan over his suggestion that “Sarfraz be relieved of Test captaincy.”
A PCB source said that “Mohsin Khan’s comments are creating difficulties for the cricket body.”
“PCB has asked Mohsin to stop giving out controversial statements and focus on the cricket committee that he has been appointed to lead,” the source further added.
According to reports, PCB is also discussing a possible replacement of Mohsin Khan; if he continues to stir trouble then the board may consider a new chairman for the committee.”
Mohsin Khan had, earlier, voiced his views about Sarfraz in an interview with a local news channel. “I have said it before and I will say it now too, with Sarfraz I was saying you got a new guy in and don’t put the burden of three formats on him.”
“It will take such a physical load on him, T20s, ODIs and then Tests; if he is captain he will not get any mental relaxation.”
“Sarfraz’s body language was so down. I felt sorry for him that he’s had so much pressure put on him, with T20s, ODIs and Tests. There’s no doubt he is so talented and it’s not as if he is 35-36.”
Khan’s statement drew much criticism from the cricketing world as it was considered “ill-timed” and “uncalled for” by his former colleagues and cricket fans, amid flabbergasting performances by Sarfraz-led green shirts including the 11th consecutive T20 series win when they whitewashed 3-0 against Kiwis.