Afridi is Pak captain for T20 Worlds

Afridi is Pak captain for T20 Worlds

The honour for Afridi, who was recently fined Rs 3 million for his ball-tampering act in Australia, came just hours after he had received the President’s Pride of Performance award, a top civilian honour, for his feats in the T20 World Cup in England last year.

The PCB said the appointment was for the T20 World Cup but indications are that if the 30-year-old Afridi manages to lead well, he could have the captaincy of the Test and one-day teams as well.

Sources within the Board said that during a meeting involving PCB chairman Ejaz Butt, national Waqar Younis, manager Yawar Saeed and Afridi on Tuesday, it was decided he can resume playing Test cricket as well.

Afridi’s last Test appearance was in 2006 in England and since then, he has been limited to playing in ODIs and T20 internationals.

Afridi said he was elated at getting the captaincy back despite the recent fine.

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