Sarfaraz Ahmed was removed on PM Khan’s directives: report

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Former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was reportedly removed upon orders from Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to Pakistan Today, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to retain Sarfaraz as captain till the T20 World Cup, but PM Imran Khan was unhappy with his performance as a skipper.

Earlier, the cricket governing body nullified the No Objection Certificates (NOC) granted to the players to feature in the upcoming T10 League. When players protested against the decision, they were told that the instructions had come from the Prime Minister Office (PMO).

Reportedly, the premier had also instructed PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani to avoid the T10 League due to the involvement of Indian owners and financial benefactors. The same report cited a probable “mutiny” by the players in this regard as well.

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