Shahid Afridi won’t attend Pakistan summons

June 6, 2011 9:34 pm3 commentsViews: 6


Retired cricket star Shahid Afridi won’t seem as summoned before a Pakistani disciplinary committee on June eight to face charges of violating a code of conduct, his lawyer said Monday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told Afridi to seem before a three-man disciplinary committee when the previous one-day captain abruptly determined to retire from international cricket last week.

"The method followed by the PCB doesn’t conform with the law as even beneath Pakistan’s constitution there’s a right given to everybody to be heard before a case is set," Afridi’s lawyer Syed Ali Zafar told a news conference.

The PCB said Afridi violated the players’ code of conduct in asserting his retirement and suspended his central contract and revoked all no-objection certificates (NOCs) that may have allowed him to play abroad.

The move prevents him from enjoying for Hampshire within the Twenty20 league in England and in next month’s Sri Lankan Premier League.

Afridi had developed variations with coach Waqar Younis over choice matters throughout last month’s tour of the West Indies and his public criticism saw the PCB replace him as captain.

The star conjointly levelled serious allegations of mistreatment against the PCB, saying he wouldn’t play beneath the present board set-up, headed by Ijaz Butt.

When asked if Afridi would possibly take legal action ought to the PCB committee take action in his absence, Zafar said: "all the choices are open. we are going to knock (on) the door of justice which we’ve got repeated during this case."

Zafar said the PCB had taken strict steps while not giving Afridi an opportunity to inform his aspect of the story.

"The PCB served the primary show-cause notice on might eighteen and then suddenly Afridi’s NOCs were revoked and his central contract was suspended, that was against the law," said Zafar, speaking in English.

Afridi, who came back from England to a rousing welcome from fans on Sunday, said the PCB ought to have given him an opportunity to air his views.

"The PCB chairman took a choice based mostly on no matter management told him. He ought to have given me an opportunity to talk over happenings within the West Indies," Afridi told the news conference.

Afridi conjointly disagreed with the method of the disciplinary action.

"The committee belongs to PCB staff and that they need to take a choice on constant day. i can not perceive the method," said Afridi of the committee comprising of Shafiq Ahmed, Sultan Rana and Usman Wahla.

"I haven’t cared regarding the captaincy. I actually have played beneath variety of players," said Afridi.

"A heap of different senior players conjointly feel humiliated by treatment from the PCB however they cannot stand and fight as a result of the central contract and plenty of different things, except for me personal honour comes 1st," said Afridi.

But PCB legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi stood by the procedure.

"The suspension of contract isn’t a punishment and if Afridi isn’t glad with the disciplinary committee’s verdict he incorporates a right to attractiveness before an freelance tribunal," said Rizvi.

Rizvi said Afridi’s lawyer may attend the June eight meeting.


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