PCB agrees to settle dispute with Afridi outside court

Shahid Afridi was removed from captaincy after he criticised the PCB Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Lahore: Sep 16, 2011

The Pakistan Cricket Board and former captain Shahid Afridi have agreed to settle their dispute out of court. Afridi had set off to court after he was stripped off the captaincy of the Pakistan team.

The PCB had suspended his central contract and revoked all his No-Objection Certificates (NOCs), which he needed to play in tournaments abroad.

Now, the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt and Afridi have decided to sort the matter out of court according to the policies of the cricket board, reports said.

“At this stage the PCB will not make any further comments on the discussions that have been taking place,” the PCB said.

An official on the request of anonymity said, “Afridi met Butt in Islamabad for an hour. Afridi has promised to withdraw his case but is likely to appear before the disciplinary committee soon and as a result his NOCs will be revived.”