Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed will continue in the role for this summer’s World Cup despite his recent ban.
Ahmed, 31-years was suspended for four matches after admitting breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-racism code in a clash with South Africa.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Tuesday that Sarfaraz was “an integral part” of their World Cup plans and will be back as the skipper when his ban ends.
“We all know he has had some tough times as a professional cricketer in the past few weeks,” said PCB chairman Ehsan Mani. “[But] I was always clear in my mind that Sarfaraz would be the captain.”