Afridi to lead Pakistan A against Afghanistan

The Afghanistan team is in Lahore training at the National Cricket Academy and had requested a series against the Pakistan A side.

updated: February 04, 2013 22:44 IST
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Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was on Monday named captain of the Pakistan A side against Afghanistan in a limited over series being held next week.

Afridi would lead not only the national A side but also of the combined Karachi/Sindh regional outfit that will play against the Afghans on Wednesday.

Afridi, who has been yearning to get match practice before the limited over series in South Africa, also dropped the idea of playing in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first class tournament because of the Afghanistan series.

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