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PCB to sack T20 skipper and head coach

Pakistan's iconic T20 all-rounder Shahid Afridi will be replaced as Pakistan's Twenty20 captain after the World T20 in India.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan announced on Monday, that Afridi will be replaced and that his place as a player in the squad will also be scrutinised. 

The PCB chairman mentioned on his return from Kolkata on Monday that the board and Afridi had a understanding that he would retire after the World Cup.


He is captain till the World Cup under this understanding and he has said he will retire after the event. Even if he changes his mind and wants to carry on we will have to see whether he can be picked as a player or not.


The PCB chief also confirmed that the board was contemplating changing the coach after the T20 World cup. 

The chairman said, "We are looking at it. Waqar's contract is until June. I discussed the matter with Wasim Akram and some other senior players and they said whether we appoint a foreigner or have a local coach he should be able to produce best results from the team. Personally I don't see anything wrong in having a foreign coach as we have done in the past. And Bob Woolmer was our best coach. I think the players need a cultural shock so we might have a foreign coach or a local coach."

This could mean that the World T20 can be the last time we see Afridi in international cricket.


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