PCB suspends Shahid Afridi's contract

The PCB said Afridi must explain within seven days why he levelled allegations against the Board.

Afp May 31, 2011
PCB suspends Shahid Afridi's contract

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday suspended the central contract of former one-day captain Shahid Afridi, who had announced his retirement from international cricket, a board statement said.

At the same time it revoked all no-objection certificates (NOCs) for the player, meaning he will not be officially permitted to play abroad, the PCB said.

Afridi had been expected to play for Hampshire in the Twenty20 league in England next month, and also in the Sri Lanka Premier League a month later.

The 31-year-old, who was stripped of the Pakistan one-day captaincy earlier this month, announced his retirement from all international cricket on Monday following a spat with coach Waqar Younis.

"PCB has initiated action against Afridi in response to the multiple breaches he has committed under the central contract signed with PCB," the statement said.

The PCB said Afridi must explain within seven days why he levelled allegations against the Board.



ayaz | 13 years ago | Reply @Dr. Inam: hi how are u
HafsaIqbal | 13 years ago | Reply Butt should be fired, he has done all he could do to destroy Pakistan cricket. Just when the team had been gelled and was seeemingly going in the right way Butt comes up with his antics. Misbah shouldn't even be in the team forget captain it - Who can forget his fantastic Mohali innings. But again Professionalism and the PCB just don't go together. The whole set up needs to be changed. Bring an educated person who knows his cricket, as chairman and that person should NOT be appointed by the president but how normal cricket boards do. I would go for someone like Ehsan Mani or Asif Iqbal, both very knowlegeable when it comes to cricket and are well educated individuals. Mani even was head of ICC for a couple of years. We also need a good tactician as coach, some one who can guide our team properly and won't get into politics. Maybe a foriegn coach is the way forward. But it is the sad state of affairs really, our cricket just reflects a litte bit of the state that our country is in. But the main point being this issue needs to be resolved sooner rather than later, and they should change the whole setup. However it does seem unlikely with Zardari incharge.
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