3 Jun 2011

PCB rejects Afridi request for now

5:16 am on 3 June 2011

The Pakistan Cricket Board has rejected a request from former captain Shahid Afridi for permission to play for English county Hampshire.

A PCB official says Afridi has been asked to appear before a disciplinary committee next week to respond to several charges of violating his central contract clauses and they can decide if he can play in England.

Afridi, who led Pakistan to the semi-finals of the World Cup this year, announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday in protest against his removal as captain for the recent one-day series against Ireland.