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Captaincy came late, says Afridi

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has revealed that he was ready to be the skipper of the national side four-five years ago but the "big honour" eluded him as the Cricket Board had failed to keep its promise.

cricket Updated: Jul 15, 2010 00:19 IST
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Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has revealed that he was ready to be the skipper of the national side four-five years ago but the "big honour" eluded him as the Cricket Board (PCB) had failed to keep its promise. "I was ready (to be the captain) four to five years ago but somebody else was appointed instead. The PCB had told me that I would be the captain but the next day they had announced that I would not be the captain.”

Pak Board returns player fines

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has returned money it had deducted from the funds of four players after they were fined heavily in March for indiscipline during the tour of Australia. According to details, PCB's finance department in a show of great urgency returned the fines paid by of Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik.

Malik was ignored because of form

Karachi: Pakistan manager Yawar Saeed has dismissed reports that Shoaib Malik was not considered for the first Test against Australia on disciplinary grounds and said the former captain was dropped from the playing eleven because of his poor form. There were reports that Malik was dropped from the first Test since the player skipped a few practice sessions to be with his wife Sania Mirza.