The Pakistan Cricket Board’s Board of Governors on Monday is expected to give its seal of approval to the appointment of Babar Azam as the new Test captain for the upcoming tour of New Zealand replacing Azhar Ali.

“Babar is the unanimous choice to be appointed Test captain and he has had discussions with top officials and given his consent to take up the challenge,” a PCB source said.

The board, which will hold its meeting in Lahore on Monday, is also tipped to have two new members, former men’s captain Shahid Afridi and women’s captain Sana Mir as its new members.

Both the former players will be inducted as independent technocrats, which are positions as laid down in the constitution of the board.

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