Afridi meets new PCB chief, no clarity on his return

Updated: 02 November 2011 15:26 IST

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi was on Wednesday given a hearing by the newly appointed PCB chief, Zaka Ashraf, at his Gaddafi Stadium office here but there is no clarity on the all-rounders return to the international cricket.

Afridi meets new PCB chief, no clarity on his return

Lahore:

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi was on Wednesday given a hearing by the newly appointed PCB chief, Zaka Ashraf, at his Gaddafi Stadium office here but there is no clarity on the all-rounders return to the international cricket.

Afridi, who earlier announced his return to the international cricket following the end of Ijaz Butt's tenure as the PCB chairman, told reporters that he was confident of making a comeback to the national team for the forthcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka and insisted that he still has a lot to deliver.

"I still have a lot to offer to the Pakistan cricket and I am grateful to the Chairman for meeting me and listening to me. I am grateful that he raised my morale a lot," Afridi said after his meeting with Ashraf.

The flamboyant cricketer, though, admitted that his selection into the squad was up to the national selection committee.

"Muhammad Illyas is the chief selector and it is for him to decide what to do," Afridi said.

The 31-year-old cricketer added that he was ready to perform any role assigned to him and insisted that he shared a good relationship with the current skipper of the team, Misbah-ul-Haq.

"I just want to play for Pakistan and it is for the board to decide in what capacity I play. I am willing to play under any captain. I have captained the side and now I am willing to accept any role in the team because I just want to play for my country," Afridi said.

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