Azhar quits as Pakistan one-day captain, Sarfraz takes over

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"PCB thanked him for his dignified leadership of the team and informed him that his standing in the team would not be affected by his relinquishing of the captaincy," it added.

Sarfraz, 29, took over as Pakistan's Twenty20 captain last year.

Under Azhar, Pakistan slipped to ninth in the one-day rankings before moving up a place to qualify for this year's Champions Trophy, a top-eight tournament, in England and Wales.