Pakistan chief selector Wahab Riaz has given an perception into the selection made by former captain Babar Azam to resign from his managerial duties in all three codecs of cricket.
Talking to the media after saying the nationwide staff for the three-match Take a look at collection towards Australia, Wahab mentioned Shan Masood, with earlier expertise as captain in Yorkshire, had earned the belief of the choice committee.
“Babar Azam resigned as captain on his personal, I don’t know what the dialogue was between Babar and the president and I can’t touch upon it. Shan Masood has captained Yorkshire earlier than and we trusted him. He’ll stay captain for the close to future. We won’t take away anybody on the premise of 1 collection,” Wahab mentioned.
On November 15, after a gathering with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) administration committee chairman Zaka Ashraf, Babar relinquished his captaincy in all three codecs of the sport.
-Babar Azam (@babarazam258) November 15, 2023
Following his choice to step down from the captaincy, the board shortly unveiled new leaders for the Take a look at and T20I codecs. Shan Masood was named captain for the longer format, whereas tempo bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi was named skipper for the shorter format.