Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to remove famous all-rounder Shahid Afridi from the list of PCB’s centrally contracted players.
According to sources the board has removed former captain Shahid Afridi from the list of players who got the central contract. He was part of PCB’s centrally contracted list for almost ten years. Shahid Afridi was removed from the T20 captaincy after Pakistan team’s dismal performance in the ICC World T20 and Asia Cup. Shahid Afridi has not played an international match for Pakistan since he was dropped from the side after the T20 World Cup in India. He stepped down from captaincy but did not announce retirement from international cricket.
Other players who not been awarded the contract include all rounder Anwar Ali, batsmen Haris Sohail and Sohaib Maqsood and fast bowler Junaid Khan.
Meanwhile current T20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed has been awarded the top most ‘A’ category according to PCB’s updated list of centrally contracted players.
The full list of players who made it into PCB’s list of centrally contracted players will be revealed soon.