In addition to advocating the elimination of the vice-captain position, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has suggested to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that a permanent captain be appointed. Shahid Afridi proposes all-format captaincy plan.
Shahid Afridi proposes all-format captaincy plan
In addition to advocating the elimination of the vice-captain position, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has suggested to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that a permanent captain be appointed.
“In order to put an end to the captaincy debate, PCB should announce the captain for two to three years,” the 46-year-old stated in a Tuesday interview with reporters in the port city.
The former all-star cricket player argued for his suggested structural changes to the squad and requested that the vice-captain position be eliminated for the Men in Green in all formats from the top cricket body.
“No one needs to be appointed vice captain. Assign the captaincy duty to a player who appears qualified if the captain is unavailable for any reason,” he continued.
Afridi further backed his old teammate Mohammad Hafeez, arguing that the Pakistani team director had to be given more time in his position.
“Mohammed Hafeez has a lot of cricket experience; as team director, he should be given more time,” Afridi said. “It is incorrect thinking if someone believes that everything will change in a single series.”
Afridi also shared his thoughts on Pakistan’s performance during their most recent tours of Australia and New Zealand.
“We didn’t perform to our best level during the tours of Australia and New Zealand, and we missed some opportunities,” Afridi continued.
Before the 2017 T20 World Cup, which will be held in the West Indies and the United States of America (USA), he counseled against making too many changes to the squad.
Before the World Cup, the team shouldn’t see much changes. But it’s crucial to understand when to take a break or use a particular player, he said.