Afridi’s overseas playing ban upheld by court

A court on Thursday upheld a decision to revoke permission for former captain Shahid Afridi to play abroad, adjourning until June 16 the hearing of his petition against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Afridi went to court after the PCB punished him for allegedly breaching a code of conduct by announcing his retirement, after he was dumped as one-day captain, and levelling allegations against the board.

It suspended his central contract, revoked all his no-objection certificates (NOCs) which would have allowed him to play in England and Sri Lanka and served him with a show-cause notice last week.

“The court has adjourned the hearing until June 16 and has upheld the decision of the PCB to revoke NOCs for Shahid Afridi,” PCB lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi told Agence France-Presse after board officials were summoned to the court in Karachi.

The slinging match between Afridi and Pakistani managers has rocked the game, still reeling from the aftermath of a spot-fixing scandal which ended in lengthy bans on Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer.

On Tuesday, the Sindh High Court ordered the PCB to adjourn a disciplinary committee meeting, before which Afridi was ordered to appear this week, and summoned PCB officials to appear in court on Thursday.

Afridi’s petition was filed after Pakistan coach Waqar Younis and manager Intikhab Alam described him as “immature and unwilling to listen” in tour reports leaked to the media and published in the Dawn newspaper on Tuesday. — AFP

Staff Reporter
Guest Author
Advertisting

Hlophe complaint is an eerie echo

But the new complaint against the Western Cape judge president is also unprecedented

Mabuza contract grows by R10m

Eskom’s negotiators in a R100-million maintenance contract came back with a proposal to push up the costs

‘There were no marks on his neck’, Neil Aggett inquest...

The trade unionist’s partner at the time he was detained at John Vorster Square says she now believes his death was not a suicide

Study unpacks the ‘hidden racism’ at Stellenbosch

Students say they feel unseen and unheard at the university because of their skin colour
Advertising

Press Releases

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.