Pakistan Cricket Board unhappy with Shahid Afridi's criticism of team after World Twenty20 exit

Shahid Afridi said Pakistan lost in the ICC World Twenty20 due to negative mindset. His public criticism has angered the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

updated: April 04, 2014 20:25 IST
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Shahid Afridi may have spoilt his chance to become Pakistan's captain in limited overs cricket. The boisterous veteran all-rounder publicly slammed his teammates after Pakistan failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Afridi's comments at the Karachi airport on Wednesday have left the Pakistan Cricket Board angry.

"I don't know whether Shahid Afridi was granted permission to talk to media or not," said acting PCB chairman Najam Sethi. "If any cricketer has come up with a negative statement in media, I should be concerned and not the media," he added.

"Had I been in place of Shahid Afridi, I would not have spoken to media. But he would have been forced to do that at the same time as the media would have huddled him," Sethi said.

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