Shahid Afridi Appointed Pakistan's T20I Captain Till 2016 World Cup

Pakistan's Twenty20 captaincy has remained vacant since Mohammad Hafeez stepped down following the team's first round exit from the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in April this year.

updated: September 16, 2014 14:29 IST
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Shahid Afridi developed differences with coach Waqar Younis and was removed as skipper in 2011. He now replaces Mohammad Hafeez.

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Lahore: Pakistan on Tuesday appointed Shahid Afridi as their Twenty20 captain until 2016, three years after he was removed following a fall out with coach Waqar Younis and the cricket board. (Also read: Yousuf blasts PCB for rostering T20 event before World Cup)

The 34-year-old all rounder led Pakistan to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in 2010 and then to the same stage of the World Cup (50 overs) a year later.

But after the tour of the West Indies in May 2011 where Pakistan won the one-day series 3-2 he developed differences with Waqar and then Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt and was removed.

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