Former PCB chief backs Afridi for captain's post

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Lahore, Mar.17 (ANI): Backing all-rounder Shahid Afridi for the captain's post, former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Lieutenant General (retired) Tauqir Zia has criticised the National Assembly's Sports Committee for making the match-fixing issue public.

Zia said the committee should not have made the matter public without naming the players involved in match-fixing.

It may be noted that PCB had announced a 15-man squad for the forthcoming ICC World T20 Championship in West Indies last week, but did not name the skipper for the tournament.

While Afridi is believed to be leading the race for captaincy, veteran players such as all rounder Abdul Razzaq and middle-order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq are also said to be in the fray.

Insiders said opener Salman Butt is also being considered for the top job. (ANI)

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