Karachi: Former international cricketer Shahid Afridi brushed aside all speculations of being in talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a post.
Speaking to media here on Thursday, Afridi said PCB didn’t contact him for any post in the current set-up and he doesn’t know about any such thing.
“I am too busy with my foundation work and just came to know about such speculations from you,” he told journalists. “No, PCB didn’t contact me for any post in current set-up, not earlier either,” he maintained.
It must be noted here that several local channels reported that Afridi was lined up to take an important post in the PCB.
On the other hand, Afridi urged cricket fans and experts to support Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to continue with the new domestic structure based on six regional sides.
“I think we need to support PM Khan’s decision to stay with the new domestic system. See, every new system needs some time to give results. If PM Khan is confident that this system will produce talented players then we all should back his stance,” he said.
Remember, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali met PCB’s Patron-in-Chief at his residence to convince him over restoring departmental cricket for the sake of players and officials who lost their jobs.
However, PM Khan was unconvinced for the resumption of departmental cricket and explained the importance of a new domestic system, based on just six regional sides, to the cricketers.
“I tried to explain Misbah, Hafeez, and Azhar that when there is competitiveness, best players emerge from that system. Australia is the most successful team in the world cricket and produces the best cricketers just because of the system,” the cricketer-turned-politician shared while addressing to a broadcast deal ceremony between PCB and PTV.