Boys gone wild: Afridi, Shehzad among 8 cricketers fined for breaching team curfew

They have also been warned that a repeat offence will see them kicked out of the tournament which starts on Saturday


Afp February 12, 2015
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SYDNEY: Eight cricket players, including maverick former captain Shahid Afridi, have been fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World Cup game against India, sources told AFP on Thursday.

They have also been warned that a repeat offence will see them kicked out of the tournament which starts on Saturday.

"Eight of the Pakistan players, which also included former captain Shahid Afridi and opener Ahmed Shehzad, were fined 300 Australian dollars (US $230) after they came late to their Sydney hotel on Sunday," sources in the Pakistan team told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The team management, headed by manager Naveed Cheema, a former military man, claimed the players arrived 45 minutes late after a night out.

"These players went with their friends for dinner but came back late," said a team source.

The players are understood to have apologised and have promised not to repeat the offence.

Team management have told the players that if such a breach was repeated they will be sent home on the first available flight.

Pakistan are placed in Group B of the 14-team World Cup which starts in New Zealand and Australia from Saturday.

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Targeting | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Ricky: No need to target Afridi. He just erred. But he is a good influence on the team. Take it easy.
Ricky | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend Afridi and gang are above the laws and regulations. Everybody should shut up and let the prince have his late nights on public expense.
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