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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