A written apology letter is required if Afridi needs NOC: PCB

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A written apology letter is required if Afridi needs NOC: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that they are looking for a written apology letter by the ex-skipper, Shahid Afridi before the board issue him the “No Objection Certificate” (NOC) to play the abroad cricket.

The PCB has also mentioned that Afridi will acknowledge in the letter that he was at fault in breaching the board’s code of conduct.  A PCB source has told that in Wednesday meeting, it was agreed that Afridi will accept his fault
if he needs NOC to play for Hampshire in Friends Life Twenty20 tournament.   

According to the source, the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt has vowed that NOC will be issued to Afridi soon but he also claimed that Afridi could also face some fine.   

The 31-year old player has taken aback his appeal from Sindh High Court, in which he had sued to the board for not issuance him NOC. However the all-rounder still has one meeting with the board’s disciplinary committee today to
explain his issues.

It has also revealed by the PCB source that Afridi’s lawyer have intimated to the board that the player is ready to face the disciplinary committee.   

While talking to media, a PCB source has told, “One was that he would withdraw his petition against the board from the Sindh High Court which he did on Wednesday and secondly that he is ready to face the disciplinary committee
of the board. His lawyers have sent a letter to the board confirming both things.”

Afridi’s NOC was suspended by the board to play for Hampshire in the Friends Life Twenty20 tournament, due to breaching a clause of the central contract. 

However after meeting with the chairman of the PCB, Ijaz Butt before the government officials in Islamabad on Tuesday, the board has agreed to issue him NOC.

Earlier Afridi’s manager, Umran Khan also told that both parties have come to a mutual agreement and he has also talked with Hampshire Manager, Giles White and “they’re very pleased that it’s all sorted out”.

After Afridi’s retirement, the Australian officials had invited Afridi to play the Big Bash tournament, who was sacked from captaincy by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt without any reason.





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