Fans criticize Afridi's removal as captain

Updated: 20 May 2011 15:01 IST

Fans of Shahid Afridi have taken their cause to social networking website Facebook, criticizing Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt for removing the enigmatic allrounder as captain for this month's one-day series against Ireland.

Islamabad:

Fans of Shahid Afridi have taken their cause to social networking website Facebook, criticizing Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt for removing the enigmatic allrounder as captain for this month's one-day series against Ireland.

On a Facebook page titled "We hate Ijaz Butt remove him as PCB chairman," fans have been candid in posting their comments in favor of Afridi.

One fan wrote that he will not support the Pakistan cricket team against Ireland, saying: "Bye bye Pakistan cricket team."

Another fan advised Butt to quit as chairman PCB, saying "Go home dude!!! Stop destroying Pakistan cricket....!!!"

Misbah-ul-Haq was named Pakistan captain Thursday for the two ODIs against Ireland, to be played in the Northern Ireland capital Belfast. The decision to replace Afridi as captain apparently came after he criticized team management following the ODI series against the West Indies.

Topics : Cricket New Zealand Pakistan Ireland Shahid Afridi
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