Sports: Cricket: Afridi to lead Pakistan in T20sSeptember 15, 2014
Karachi: All-rounder Shahid Afridi has been named to lead Pakistan T20 squad till the ICC World T20 in 2016.
The slot was lying vacant following Mohammad Hafeez’s resignation after below par showing in 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.
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 October 5 at Dubai Cricket Stadium, UAE.
PCB would soon be announcing the T20, ODI and Test teams for the series against Australia.