Afridi appointed captain of the T20 Squad

Lahore, September 16 :  Shahid Afridi has been announced as captain of the Pakistan T20 squad till the ICC World T20 in 2016.

According to PCB press release issued here on Tuesday, the slot was lying vacant following Muhammad Hafeez’s resignation after the ICC World T20 held in Bangladesh earlier this year.

The decision to retain Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of Test and One Day squad till next year’s ICC World Cup was also reaffirmed.

Afridi appointed captain of the T20 Squad
Afridi appointed captain of the T20 Squad

Commenting on these developments Chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan said, “In line with my policy of taking decisions democratically I consulted Cricket Committee and my Board members before announcing these decisions. I wish both Afridi and Misbah very good luck in their upcoming assignments.”

Pakistan will start their tour against Australia next month with a T20 scheduled on 5th October 2014 at Dubai Cricket Stadium, UAE.

The T20, ODI and Test teams for the series against Australia shall be announced in due course.


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