Afridi withdraws petition against PCB

Former captain to appear before disciplinary committee on Thursday, says lawyer.


Express June 15, 2011

KARACHI: Former captain Shahid Afridi withdrew the petition filed against Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday.

Afridi did not appear in court himself and was represented by his lawyer Mehmood Mandviwala. His lawyer filed the application to take the petition back.

"We have withdrawn the petition and after this Afridi will appear before the disciplinary committee likely on Thursday," Afridi's lawyer Mandviwala told reporters outside the court in Karachi.

"We didn't want to go to court but were forced. Now I hope Afridi will get the NOC (no-objection certificate) and will be able to play in England and Sri Lanka," he added.

The two-week long battle between the board and Afridi showed signs of a truce following the former captain’s meeting with board chairman Ijaz Butt in Islamabad yesterday.

Earlier, it had been reported that the PCB will grant a No Objection Certificate (NOC), after an hour long meeting between Afridi and PCB chief Ijaz Butt took place in Islamabad. Afridi will now join Hampshire next week for the Friends Life T20 competition.

COMMENTS (5)

The Flying Object | 10 years ago | Reply In our country things have to be dealt with this way. Well done Afridi at least you know how to deal with IFS and BUTTS. If it was a court game then it would've taken a very long time to end.
Nadeem Ahmed | 10 years ago | Reply Very good move by Afridi, Sportsmen have few playing years, they cannot wait for years in court procedures.
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