|Event:||Asia Cup 2010|
DateLine: 1st June 2010
Left-handed opening batsman Salman Butt is all set to be named as Pakistan vice-captain for the forthcoming Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and the subsequent tour to England, according to PCB sources.
Chairman Ejaz Butt and chief selector Mohsin Khan had suggested Salman's name for the post of vice-captain, a move which was also supported by newly-appointed Test skipper Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis.
The left-handed opener, who has been in prolific form in recent times, was made vice-captain for a short period of time in 2007 but was later unceremoniously removed without any explanation. Salman's elevation to the vice-captaincy is significant as many critics and experts still doubt whether Afridi would be able to justify his place in the Test side when Pakistan play two five-day games against Australia and four against England this year.
Salman has so far played 27 Tests, 76 ODIs and 22 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan. He is one of the few players in the side who has a strong educational background.