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Shahid Afridi likely to miss last match of Sri Lanka

MIRPUR: Pakistan cricket team management advised skipper of Shahid Afridi to skip the last match of on going Asia Cup 2016, TheNewsTribe.com reported.

Sources told that Shahid Afridi will be announced his decision soon. Sarfraz Ahmed will be the captain of team against Sri Lanka.

Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Sheharyar Khan has hinted that PCB is pondering over termination of Twenty20 skipper Shahid Khan Afridi.

While talking to media on Thursday, PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan stated that he is seeking ‘expert advice’ on this decision.

“I’m going to consult with Younis Khan & Misbah whether Afridi needs to be removed now as captain or at a later stage” told media.

However, during the same briefing, some 10 minutes later, PCB chief had altered his words and said “Shahid Afridi will remain captain for the World T20 unless he himself declines to lead the team.”

Mr Khan also hinted that he has some kind of commitment with Afridi on captaincy issue by saying “Shahid Afridi is Pathan and I am also Pathan and we know that a Pathan’s word is their bond.”