Afridi at loggerheads with Karachi cricket association
Denied captaincy of his domestic team, Pakistan's temperamental all-rounder Shahid Afridi is on warpath with the Karachi City Cricket Association and has threatened to quit the side.cricket Updated: Mar 05, 2010 10:49 IST
Denied captaincy of his domestic team, Pakistan's temperamental all-rounder Shahid Afridi is on warpath with the Karachi City Cricket Association and has threatened to quit the side.
Afridi, who is playing in the national Twenty20 championship being held in the city, is upset at being ignored for the captaincy of the Karachi team in the tournament and minced no words in making his feelings clear on this issue.
"I think the KCCA senior officials need to rethink their attitude towards senior players and how they treat them," Afridi told reporters at the national stadium.
The KCCA ignored Afridi while appointing fast bowler, Muhammad Sami as the captain of one of the Karachi teams in the tournament.
"I think the KCCA officials should have had the courtesy to atleast tell me why they didn't want me as captain. I am always prepared to play even as a ordinary player but there is a way you treat senior players and the KCCA is not doing that," he said.
"I have always taken a lot of pride in representing Karachi in domestic cricket but if the KCCA continue to treat senior players badly then even I might be forced to play for some other region in coming events," Afridi added.
First Published: Mar 05, 2010 10:48 IST