PCB seeks explanation from Afridi

The PCB has said Pakistan ODI and Twenty20 captain, Shahid Afridi, has violated the board's code of conduct with his public comments on Sunday that hinted at differences with coach Waqar Younis, and has asked Afridi for an explanation.

updated: May 09, 2011 12:53 IST
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Shahid Afridi, Pakistan's limited overs captain, has landed himself in administrative hot water once again, as the PCB has hauled him up for comments he made on Sunday after returning to Pakistan from the Caribbean.

Afridi all but confirmed to reporters that there had been differences between him and the team management over selection issues during the five-match ODI series that Pakistan won 3-2. Though he didn't take anyone's name specifically, it was coach Waqar Younis he was referring to, growing differences between the pair now a fact which PCB officials confirmed to ESPNcricinfo on Sunday.

The board has now taken exception to the statement Afridi made and has served him a notice to explain to the board what he has said. In a statement issued Monday, the PCB said they had "taken notice of the statements made by Mr Shahid Afridi in the media about the differences within the tour management in West Indies.

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