Mohammad Rizwan has been appointed as the vice-captain for Pakistan’s national cricket team in the T20 format, according to an announcement by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday.
This decision comes after Rizwan was relieved of his duties following Pakistan’s disappointing exit from the World Cup. Rizwan’s first task as vice-captain will be supporting newly-appointed captain Shaheen Shah Afridi in the upcoming five-match T20 series against New Zealand.
The move is speculated to be influenced by the absence of Shadab Khan due to injury, who previously held the vice-captain position.
Expressing gratitude for the appointment, Rizwan stated, “It is an honor to be named as the vice-captain of Pakistan Men’s T20I side,” in a statement released by the PCB.
He looks forward to collaborating with the captain, coaching staff, and teammates to contribute to the team’s success. Reports suggest that Rizwan had faced challenges in his relationship with the PCB, particularly since Zaka Ashraf assumed the role of interim management committee chairman last July.
Sources also indicate differences arising from Rizwan’s refusal, along with former captain Babar Azam, to endorse surrogate betting companies.
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