Afridi in trouble – Omitted from County and Sri Lankan Premier League

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Afridi in trouble – Omitted from County and Sri Lankan Premier League

Shahid Afridi is facing problems for his future cricket after his central contract was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board on 31st May, 2011. The English Cricket Board has jumped into the situation and afridi is unlikely to play for Hampshire
as the no objection certificate has also been withdrawn by PCB.

 Afridi tendered his resignation from International cricket on 30th May, 2011 and blamed PCB for his resignation. He had some differences with the team coach Waqar Younis as well which were disclosed by him after his arrival from West Indies.

Pakistan won the three One Day International matches series in West Indies 3-2 under his leadership and Afridi assumed that he will be retained as a Captain in the two matches ODI series against Ireland. It was ascertained by the PCB that he has breached
the contract by speaking against the team management and was replaced by Misbah-Ul-Haq as a Captain against the Irish team.

He was retained as a player for the two ODI matches but he regretted to join the team due to sickness of his father.

The ECB has reacted instantly and has taken notice of the suspension of Afridi, The Hampshire Chairman, Rod Bransgrove commented,

“My understanding of the process is that Shahid retired two or three days ago, the following day the PCB announced they would withdraw his no-objection certificate, and from what I can gather today the ECB have removed his registration, which makes him unavailable
to play”.

Shahid Afridi led Pakistan to 3-2 victory against New Zealand at their soil early this year. Pakistan was able to reach the Semi Final stage in the World Cup, 2011 under his leadership and he gave an outstanding performance by becoming the highest wicket
taker while taking 21 wickets.

ECB is still looking into the matter thoroughly but Bransgrove believes it looks obvious that Afridi will be not allowed to participate in the county cricket. He further commented,

“We’re still discussing with various parties whether he’s a retired player, a contracted player, but at the moment it looks as though he won’t be playing. If he’s not registered, he can’t play, so it’s an ECB issue at present.”

Afridi has put himself in to trouble and he has to suffer in the coming days being omitted from the County cricket as well as the Inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League due to the suspension of his contract.






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