Afridi outbursts against Pakistan Cricket Board

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Afridi outbursts against Pakistan Cricket Board

Former Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi has broken his silence, and put himself on front foot to take on the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ijaz Butt.

“Let me see what they are saying against me and then I’m going to decide whether there is a need to give my side of the story to my fellow countrymen,” the vibrant all-rounder expressed.

Earlier, the PCB’s chairman stated that Afridi is not the option to be considered for the Pakistan’s ODI captaincy anymore.

"As far as I am concerned he is not captaincy material for the PCB anymore," the PCB boss said.

Though, Butt appreciated the outstanding career of the former skipper, and admired his services for the country.

Meanwhile, he also claimed that the team Pakistan lost 4th and 5th game of the 5-match ODI series against West Indies because of Afridi.

After the Caribbean tour, the hard-hitting batsman highlighted the rifts in the team management openly in the media, which displeased the cricket board.

The governing body of cricket in Pakistan dismissed him from the ODI captaincy and assigned responsibility to the 36-years old, Misbah-ul-Haq for the 2-match ODI series against Ireland.

However, the selection committee included Afridi in the squad, but later the aggressive batsman withdrew his name from the team, and announced shocking retirement from international cricket.

He also used harsh words for the PCB, and blamed that cricket board has been treating him disrespectfully.

Meanwhile, the cricket board revoked his contract and NOC to play abroad, asked Afridi to appear in front of the disciplinary committee.

In the meantime, the star all-rounder filed petition in the court against the PCB, however, all the controversy got ended after the interference from country’s politicians, resultantly, Afridi withdrew his petition, and cricket board issued him NOC to play for the English County Hampshire.

Now, the Pakistan’s former skipper is busy in playing cricket for Hampshire in the Friends Life Twenty20 championship in England.

“I’m enjoying my cricket and won’t allow anybody to spoil it for me,” Afridi stated

"I don’t even want to think about them (Butt and PCB)," he said.

 

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