In case he is not chosen to lead the Pakistan cricket team in Twenty20 World Cup, Shahid Afridi wants Abdul Razzq to do the job.
According to sources, the explosive batsman suggested the name of Razzaq to PCB chairman Ejaz Butt on being asked about the leadership issue.
Butt recently met Afridi, who is under a probation period due to indiscipline, to discuss captaincy in the World Cup, to be held in the West Indies from April 30.
"Butt discussed a scenario where Afridi was captain for the T20 World Cup but also asked him who would he suggest if the board decided against making him (Afridi) captain because of the fines levied on him," a source said.
"Afridi suggested the name of Abdul Razzaq to Butt when asked to name a possible person who could lead Pakistan and enjoy the confidence of other players in the team," the source added.
The source said at the moment Afridi still remained a firm candidate for the captaincy for the T20 World Cup but the board was still undecided on the matter.
The national selection committee has named a 15-member squad for the World Cup but has to appoint the captain. It is not known whether it will announce a captain just for the T20 World Cup or for all three formats of the game.
Afridi is a regular in the One-day and T20 squads but has not played any Test match since 2006. The names of Salman Butt and Misbah-ul-Haq are also circulating as possible captaincy candidates.