Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shahid Afridi probable to fail to spot Ireland series

Posted by Admin On 10:39 AM

Former Pakistan captain Afridi is allowing for skipping the ODI series against Ireland afterward this month due to his father's sickness.The showy all-rounder wants to spend more time with his ailing father, who is getting treatment in the United States.His brother is in the USA but Afridi wants to spend time with his father and might seek consent from the PCB in next few days,a source said.

Pakistan will be travelling to face Ireland in the two ODIs to be played on May 28 and 30. Sources also added that Afridi, who left for the USA on May 17, was already miserable due to his shock taking away as the captain of Pakistan's ODI team by the PCB.

Afridi was bag by the chairman of the board, Butt last week and replaced by senior batsman, Misbah-ul-Haq for the Ireland series. Misbah is currently leading the team in the Test series against West Indies.

Afridi is unhappy with the way he was detached as captain devoid of being given any reason for the choice. He is all the more astonished since he led the team to the ICC World Cup semi final and also to ODI series win over the West Indies,the source said.

Afridi was sacked after he criticized coach Waqar Younis for meddling in team selection during the 3-2 one-day series win against the West Indies.

 

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