Karachi: The dispute between Shahid Afridi and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may have been settled out of court after the intervention of influential quarters but it has triggered a new debate.
Questions are being asked whether it's fine for the authorities to abuse their powers to curb the so-called player-power? According to a report Sunday, a PCB official confided in The News that revoking Afridi's NOCs was a calculated move aimed at assuring the player's presence at a disciplinary hearing in Lahore.
"He (Afridi) would never have appeared before our disciplinary committee," the official was quoted as saying. "We revoked his NOCs to make it sure that he returns from England to face disciplinary action. He did just that," he said.