Hafeez quits as Pakistan T20 captain

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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has resigned as captain of the T20 side after their exit from the World Twenty20 in the group stage, and has also handed over the ODI vice-captaincy.

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has resigned as captain of the T20 side after their exit from the World Twenty20 in the group stage, and has also handed over the ODI vice-captaincy.

Hafeez was apologetic after his side crashed out of the tournament in Bangladesh this week, losing to the West Indies in a crunch group match and thus failing to reach the semi-finals.

Hafeez said of his decision: "I am under no pressure (but) felt that I must step down as leader by taking responsibility and its for the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) to decide who to lead the team."

Hafeez took over the T20 captaincy from Misbah-ul-Haq in 2012, but the latter is still the skipper in ODIs and Tests. The rumoured replacement for Hafeez is Shahid Afridi, who has expressed a desire to reprise the role he had in the past.

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