Shahid Afridi Most Unfit Pakistan Cricketer, Misbah Among Fittest

A fitness test conducted by Pakistan Cricket Board has found Shahid Afridi among the most unfit international players. Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq passed the optimum levels of fitness.

updated: September 23, 2014 18:01 IST
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Shahid Afridi (R) has been found to be one of the most unfit players in the Pakistan team.

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Shahid Afridi, recently named Pakistan's T20 captain, is among four top cricketers found most unfit by the Pakistan Cricket Board. According to reports, the 34-year-old all-rounder failed a fitness test conducted on 28 players contracted by the cricket Board. Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, six years elder to Afridi, is among the fittest.

Umar Akmal, Abdur Rehman and Raza Hasan were also found to be unfit in a test conducted between September 6 and 8. During a national camp in Lahore in May-June, the National Cricket Academy handed out programmes to players to maintain their fitness.

The lack of fitness will result in loss of pay. Afridi, Akmal, Rehman and Hasan will lose 25 per cent each of their monthly fee for four months starting August. The players can get their fitness reviewed after four months.

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