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Statement controversy: PCB chief to meet Shaheen Afridi, Babar Azam in Kakul

Shaheen Afridi. —ICC
  • Mohsin Naqvi to satisfy gamers in Kakul in the present day.
  • Shaheen Afridi to share his “issues” with PCB chief.  
  • Shaheen has been requested to “not converse” on assertion problem.

LAHORE: In a damage-control transfer, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Mohsin Naqvi will maintain talks with Shaheen Shah Afridi to deal with his reservations over quotes attributed to him which he didn’t say, sources instructed Prime Time News24.

The PCB chairman will meet gamers in Kakul in the present day the place they’re attending a health camp.

The controversy surrounding Pakistan males’s staff captaincy deepened additional on Sunday when the board issued an announcement saying Babar Azam’s return as white-ball skipper that carried quotes from Shaheen as effectively.

This didn’t sit effectively with the pacer who was reportedly “livid” on the matter, the sources mentioned.

“The previous skipper had drafted an in depth rejoinder on this regard however was stopped on the final second,” the sources mentioned, including that Afridi has been requested by the PCB to not converse on the matter.

Shaheen, who was eliminated as captain unceremoniously after days of confusion, will share his “issues” through the assembly with the PCB chief.

Naqvi will even focus on the staff’s future plans with Babar and Shaheen, the sources added.

Shaheen Afridi ‘extraordinarily sad’

Earlier, sources near Shaheen Afridi shared that the pacer was “extraordinarily sad with the PCB” for releasing the assertion with out first chatting with him.

“Shaheen Afridi got here to find out about his quotes by social media and he was stunned that how come that is being broadcast all over the place,” they mentioned.

“It was an absolute honour to captain the Pakistan Nationwide Cricket Staff. I’ll at all times cherish the recollections and the chance. As a staff participant, it’s my responsibility to again our captain, Babar Azam. I’ve performed beneath his captaincy and don’t have anything however respect for him. I’ll attempt to assist him on and off the sphere. We’re all one. Our goal is identical, to assist Pakistan develop into the perfect staff on the earth,” Afridi was quoted within the PCB assertion as saying.



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