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Unhappy PCB stops Mohsin Khan from making ‘controversial’ statements

Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani is reportedly unhappy with Mohsin Khan, the chairman of a newly formed cricket committee who suggested that Sarfraz Ahmed be relieved of Test captaincy.
“Mohsin Khan’s comments are creating difficulties for the cricket board,” a PCB source said.
The source further said, “PCB has asked Mohsin to stop giving out controversial statements and focus on the cricket committee that he has been appointed to lead.”
The PCB is also discussing a possible replacement of Mohsin Khan; if he continues to stir trouble then the board may consider a new chairman for the committee, the source added.
Mohsin Khan had aired his views about Sarfraz during a recent interview with a local news channel. “I have said it before and I will say it now too, with Sarfraz I was saying you got a new guy in and don’t put the burden of three formats on him.”
“It will take such a physical load on him, T20s, ODIs and then Tests; if he is captain he will not get any mental relaxation.”
“Sarfraz’s body language was so down. I felt sorry for him that he’s had so much pressure put on him, with T20s, ODIs and Tests. There’s no doubt he is so talented and it’s not as if he is 35-36.”
Mohsin Khan’s comments drew criticism from the cricketing circle, as fans and some former cricketers objected saying the statements were ill-timed and uncalled for, especially at a time when the Sarfraz-led side is bagging consecutive victories.
Mani, while addressing the media last week, had said that the decision to keep Sarfraz as the captain of the team would be taken after the recommendations of the cricket committee. This was in conflict with his earlier statement in which he had reposed “full faith in Sarfraz as Pakistan captain across all formats.”

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