Afridi likely to be named T20 captain today

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Islamabad, Mar.23 (ANI): Flamboyant all rounder Shahid Afridi is likely to be appointed as the captain of the Pakistan team for the ICC World T20 Championship, which will be held in West Indies next month.

After a series of meetings with the team management and players, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to hand over the T20 responsibility to Afridi.

An official announcement is likely to be made today (Tuesday, March 23), The Dawn reports.

The PCB had also to name the Test and one-day captain after it banned Mohammed Yousuf for an indefinite period. However, it seems that the board has put the decision regarding the appointment of captain for the two longer versions of the game on the back burner for the time being.

"We are only naming a captain for this format and tournament right now and nothing else," PCB chairman Ijaz Butt had told a website earlier.

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

Veteran middle-order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq, all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and opener Salman Butt were also believed to be in the run for captaincy. (ANI)

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