Afridi emerging frontrunner for Pakistan's T20 captaincy

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Lahore, Mar 15(ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has emerged as the top contender for the Pakistan team's captaincy for the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup, starting from April 30 in the Caribbean.

According to reports, Afridi met Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt on Saturday, and they are believed to have discussed the captaincy issue.

Butt exchanged views with Afridi on some terms and conditions of captaincy and also asked about his response in case any one among Abdul Razzaq or Misbah got the coveted post, The Dawn reports.

The only negative point for Afridi is his involvement in the ugly ball tampering incident in the last ODI against Australia in Perth, where he was captaining the team in the absence of Mohammad Yousuf.

For the offence, the 30-year-old was banned for two Twenty20 matches by the ICC match referee, and then the PCB imposed a cash fine of Rs three million on him recently.

Before the incident, the PCB had appointed him as captain for the tournament. (ANI)

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