Karachi: A compromise between the PCB and former captain Shahid Afridi is on the cards following a meeting between the board chairman Ijaz Butt and Afridi in Islamabad, bringing to an end soon one of the biggest player-board disputes in recent memory in Pakistan.
"I did meet Afridi in Islamabad but I cannot say any more than that at the moment," Butt told ESPNcricinfo. He refused to indicate if the meeting had any outcome or if there is an announcement to be expected soon. A statement from the board later said no further announcements will be made.
But speculation indicates that through this agreement, Afridi will be given the No Objection Certificates he craves to play for Hampshire and later in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL). In return, he will withdraw the petition he filed in the Sindh High Court against the board's decision to form a disciplinary committee, cancel his central contract and revoke his NOC and will face any punishment the committee hands out.