No captaincy for Afridi: PCB official

Last Updated: Fri, May 27, 2011 07:44 hrs

Karachi: A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official has said Shahid Afridi's chances of regaining the captaincy of the one day international and T-20 squads are over, but he will get an opportunity to prolong his career as a cricketer.

According to sources, PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt has decided to revoke the policy of having separate captains for different formats, which means Misbah-ul-Haq would take over as skipper in all three formats of the game, The Nation reports.

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He said the reason for the change in policy was to promote team unity.

"The board got concerned with reports filtering in during the World Cup that Afridi had started to take his captaincy for granted. Some players have also complained about adjustments they need to do with two captains instead of one", he said.

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He said Misbah- ul- Haq has been selected as a captain as he has performed consistently in all versions of the game.

The source dispelled speculations about the PCB not willing to give opportunity to Afridi as a player.

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