Afridi to lead Pak in Asia Cup and England

Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi is all set to take over the reins of the ODI and Test side as well for the upcoming Asia Cup and the tour of England.

Butt further said that the names of the 30 players for the England tour will be announced after the upcoming meeting.

Announcing the decision, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt said that Afridi had the confidence of all players during the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies, and that was the reason behind him getting the captaincy.

Afridi along with team manager Yawar Saeed today met Butt in his office to discuss the future tours where the flamboyant all-rounder was offered the captaincy for all three formats of the game.

“The meeting also discussed the scenario in view of yesterday’s meeting of the National Assembly standing committee on sports which recommended that the bans and fines on players be removed,” a source said.

The Asia Cup will be played in Sri Lanka from June 15 to 25, while the series against Australia and England will be played between July and August.

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