Shan Masood and Shaheen Afridi were named Pakistan captain for Test and T20s, respectively after Babar Azam stepped down from the post.
With no ODIs scheduled in the near future, the PCB has not named a captain for the format.
“I am extremely grateful to the cricket board, stakeholders who saw in me that I can take on this responsibility,” Masood said after his appointment.
“There are challenges, and red ball cricket is the toughest format. The onus now is not just on the leader but on everyone to take Pakistan’s red ball team forward, create an identity, prepare the kind of a blueprint that would excite our fans.”
The PCB said that Masood has been appointed captain till the end of the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle.
His first assignment will be a three-match Test series in Australia starting December 14.
Afridi’s first assignment as captain will be the five-match T20I series in New Zealand from January 12 to 21.
Earlier today, Babar quit four days after his team’s elimination from the World Cup, where the former champions finished fifth.
Pakistan lost five of its nine games, including a shock defeat against Afghanistan, bringing Babar’s leadership under the scanner.
Experts and critics had called for a change of guard, and Babar was summoned for a post-mortem of the team’s performance by PCB’s management committee head Zaka Ashraf.
Babar announced his decision on social media.
Newly appointed Test captain, Masood, has scored 1597 runs in 30 matches. On the other hand, Afridi has played 52 T20Is and has taken 64 wickets.
Hafeez made men’s team’s director
PCB also announced former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez as the new Director of Cricket for Pakistan men’s team. The board also notified a change in coaching staff ahead of upcoming series against Australia and New Zealand.
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