Published On: Thu, Aug 27th, 2015

PCB should take time in making decision about tainted trio, says Afridi

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s T20 captain Shahid Afridi suggested Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take time while making a decision on banned trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.

While talking to the media at Jinnah Hospital, Afridi said that according to him PCB should take some time before they give their final verdict on the future of these players. They shouldn’t take any quick decision as it is also an important decision for the future of Pakistan cricket and for the future of Pakistan’s young and upcoming generation.

 

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Afridi was the skipper of Pakistan’s national team in all three formats of the game when they toured England back in 2010. He took his retirement after playing the first Test match at Lord’s against Australia, after that Salman Butt was made the captain of Pakistan’s Test team and lead his side in the remaining Test matches against Australia and England.

While playing the fourth Test match against England at Lord’s the spot-fixing scandal took place and as a reaction International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Amir, Asif and Salman for five years. Afridi concluded while saying that he wants the board to think hard and discuss the matter before taking any decision on these players.

Meanwhile, PCB’s executive committee head and former chairman Najam Sethi said that many of the members of Pakistan team are not comfortable to share the dressing room with the tainted trio.

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