PESHAWAR, 29 December: Pakistan one-day captain Azhar Ali’s resignation has been turned down by PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan and he has been told to carry on as captain of the team.

Azhar Ali met with PCB Chairman in Lahore on Tuesday and tendered his resignation but the chairman did not accept it. Azhar said he could not lead the team in present circumstances. After having discussion with the chairman, Azhar agreed to continue as captain.

Azhar was not happy over the inclusion of spot fixing convict Muhammad Amir in the team. Azhar and senior batsman Muhammad Hafeez, earlier, had refused to join the training camp alongside Muhammad Amir but later they joined the camp after having a meeting with Shahryar Khan.