WT20: Shahid Afridi likely to be sacked after tournament
Pakistan's World Twenty20 loss to India could spell the end of Shahid Afridi's reign as captain with the country's Cricket Board planning to sack him irrespective of the team's performance
Karachi: Pakistan's World Twenty20 loss to India could spell the end of Shahid Afridi's rein as captain with the country's Cricket Board planning to sack him irrespective of the team's performance in the remainder of the tournament.
Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi during the WT20 tie against India on Saturday. Pic/AFP
"There is clear discontent in the Board about Afridi and his performances and captaincy and even if he decides against retiring after the World T20, the board will not retain him as captain any longer and even his days as a player are ending now," a Pakistan Cricket Board source said.
"The Board is also privately not happy with the media statements of Afridi and believe it is time to move on," he said.
Selectors in trouble
Sources told PTI that PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has indicated even the current selection committee could be disbanded after the World T20.
"No matter whether Pakistan reaches the semi-finals or even wins the title the selection committee headed by Haroon Rasheed is on its way out," a source confided.