Afridi to lead in Asia Cup, England series

LAHORE: All-rounder Shahid Afridi will lead the national side in Asia Cup and during England tour; thus, he will captain team in tests as well after captaincy sprint in Twenty20 and one-dayer.

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Aijaz Butt that Afridi will lead the team in all three formats in the Asia Cup and the English tour.

He said that Afridi had the confidence of all players during the world cup and that is the reason he is made the captain now. “It is a quality of a captain that he fosters cooperation and good relations among the players while following the rules and regulations of the game. And Afridi has done all that,” said Butt.

He said that the names of the 30 players playing in the English tour will be announced in the upcoming meeting.

The training camp for the preparation for the series will start from June 1 in Lahore.

The Asia Cup will be played from 15th June to 25th June in Sri Lanka.

The series against Australia and England will be played between July and August in England.

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