Afridi looks to end PCB dispute

03/06/2011

Hampshire fans who will be Rose Bowl hospitality guests for their domestic Twenty20 fixtures this summer may be hoping that Shahid Afridi can resolve his dispute with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) so he is able to take to the field for the county.

The all-rounder, who was axed as captain of the national team following the World Cup earlier this year, despite the side reaching the semi-finals, is a new signing at Hampshire and had been expected to make his debut in yesterday's (June 2nd) game against Somerset.

However, he was forced to pull out after the PCB withdrew its consent for him to participate.

Now, Cricinfo reports that Afridi's legal representatives have sent the governing body a letter seeking to resolve the issue.

His manager Umran Khan told the news provider: "The letter has gone into some depth in explaining the history of Afridi as a player, his contributions to Pakistan cricket and his global standing as a player."

The two parties have been in dispute since the decision to sack the player as the country's one-day captain, which led to Afridi declaring his "conditional" retirement from international cricket in protest.

Posted by Ted Walker
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