Pakistan Cricket Board cracks whip on Shahid Afridi for World T20 comments

Pakistan Cricket Board is unhappy over Shahid Afridi's comments after Pakistan failed to make the semi-finals of the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh. Afridi slammed the team's attitude in the tournament.

updated: April 09, 2014 13:40 IST
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Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show cause notice to flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi for speaking to the media after returning from Dhaka recently after taking part in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament. The notice was issued after some members of the national team relayed their reservations to the Board over the comments made by the outspoken Afridi, according to sources in the board. (Also read: PCB unhappy with Afridi's criticism of team)

Afridi told the media at the airport that Pakistan team had not shown an aggressive mindset in the match against the West Indies which led to their ouster from the tournament before the semi-finals.

He also said that if offered the captaincy he was ready to take up the challenge for the sake of the nation and team. One of the sources said that Afridi had been asked to explain why he spoke to the media when only the captain and team officials were told to do so after the return. (Related: Negative mindset resulted in our downfall, says Afridi)

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