Afridi likely to stay captain


Ppi May 21, 2010

KARACHI: The PCB is likely to retain Shahid Afridi as skipper for the four-nation tournament in Sri Lanka, said sources.

Sources said on Friday that Afridi is all set to lead Pakistan in the Asia Cup to be played in Dambulla June 15-25.

He has been summoned to Lahore May 25 for a meeting with national selectors, team management and PCB chairman Ijaz Butt. Pakistan is likely to decide its combination for the Asia Cup at the meeting.

Meanwhile, speaking on the Asia Cup, Afridi was confident that Pakistan can win the crown.

"We have a very good one-day team which is why I'm sure Pakistan will go into the tournament as a title contender," he said. "But it would be great if the team goes to Sri Lanka with this (match-fixing) issue resolved so that everybody can focus on playing cricket."

It was reported that the PCB was considering making Salman Butt the new Pakistan captain. However, it has been learnt that the board will take a final decision on it after the Asia Cup.

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Mustaghfer Atzaz | 10 years ago | Reply Hi All guys : I don't know why Pakistani heros degrade them by resigning from cricket & likely to come back. They think that they may tempted by public & may force to come again in cricket, so sad this is.... Paistani teams never need such players who give importance to themsself insted of team. Mustaghfer Atzaz Rahim Yar Khan
Aslam Khan | 10 years ago | Reply Who will tell Afridi to learn captancy and batting?
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