Butt, Afridi meet to discuss captaincy issues

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Lahore, Mar.14 (ANI): Star Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi held a special meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt to discuss issues pertaining to the appointment of captain for the upcoming ICC T20 World Championship and other important series.

According to sources, Butt is also likely to meet veteran all rounder Abdul Razzaq and middle-order batsman Misbah-ul Haq before a taking a final decision on the captaincy issue.

The PCB has already announced a 15-member squad for the ICC World T20 Championship to be played in West Indies from April April 30 to May 16 but without naming the captain for the coveted tournament.

The PCB has been left with not much choice, as it has banned Test and one-day captain Mohammed Yousuf for an indefinite period and also slapped a hefty fine on Shahid Afridi for his 'misadventure' during the tour Down Under.

While former captain Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, both of whom were also fined by the PCB, have been axed from the squad, veteran batsman Misbah-ul- Haq and opener Salman Butt have staged a come back in the team.

Under-19 all-rounder Hammad Azam has aloe been rewarded with a place in the senior team for his brilliant show in the Uder-19 World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year.

Another opener Mohammad Hafeez has also secured a place in the squad for the T20 World Cup. (ANI)

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