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Shoaib Malik named Pakistan captain

PCB has named all-rounder Shoaib Malik as captain of the national team following the resignation of Inzamam-ul-Haq

cricket Updated: Apr 20, 2007 08:25 IST

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named all-rounder Shoaib Malik as captain of the national team following the resignation of Inzamam-ul-Haq in the wake of the side's early World Cup exit.

The 25-year-old, who has played 18 tests and 137 one-day internationals, was handed the role until the end of the year for the test and one-day squads.

His first assignment is expected to be a three-match one-day series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi scheduled for next month. "Malik has been appointed as captain with the future of Pakistan cricket in mind," PCB chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf said on Thursday.