PCB's show cause notice

The PCB has also suspended his central contract with immediate effect and has stopped all the pending payments on account of his central contract. In a release, the PCB has stated that the action is taken primarily based on breaches the former captain has committed even after being a centrally contracted cricketer.

The PCB media release states that action was initiated on the basis of following breaches:

1. By announcing his retirement in the manner that he did, Shahid Afridi is in breach of Clause 2.1.4 of the Central Contract dealing with Covenants of the  Cricketer.

2. In passing disparaging remarks about the board and its officials Shahid Afridi is in breach of Clause 4.4 dealing with media obligations.

The media release also separately states about the action that has been taken against the veteran all-rounder:

1. A show cause notice has been issued to him seeking his explanation on these comments. Afridi has been asked to respond to the letter within 7 days of receipt of the same.

2. His central contract has been suspended with immediate effect. Consequently, all NOCs granted to him have been revoked.

3. All payments on account of central contract have been suspended. Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman, reacted cautiously to Afridi’s announcement that he didn’t want to play under the current Board set-up. “It is his personal decision to retire. But we have not dropped him, neither did we tell him not to play,” Butt said.

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