The Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting for a written statement from retired captain Shahid Afridi in which he will accept his guilt of violating the board's code of conduct before he is issued a NOC to go and play abroad in foreign T20 leagues.
Well-informed sources in the government and the board told PTI on Wednesday that as part of the deal that Afridi reached with the Chairman of the board, Ijaz Butt he has to give an acceptance statement admitting he was guilty of violating the board's disciplinary clauses for players.
"Basically Afridi has fulfilled the other parts of the commitment he made with Butt during their meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday," one source disclosed.
"One was that he would withdraw his petition against the board from the Sindh High Court which he did on Wednesday and secondly that he is ready to face the disciplinary committee of the board. His lawyers have sent a letter to the board confirming both things," the source said.
"The board is now just waiting for his acceptance statement after which they will fix the date of the disciplinary hearing. Although Afridi's lawyers have informed the board he (Afridi) is willing to even appear before the committee on Thursday at short notice," the source added.
Another source said that during the meeting with Butt, the PCB chairman had relented and assured Senators involved in arranging the meeting that once Afridi fulfilled the above conditions he would be given a NOC to play abroad.
"Butt has assured the Senators NOC will be issued to Afridi. But he also made it clear that Afridi might have to face a financial penalty from the disciplinary committee before the case is closed," the source said.