Deposed Pakistan captain Afridi went to Karachi last night for appearance at the discplinary hearing

Deposed Pakistan captain Afridi went to Karachi last night for appearance at the discplinary hearing

Lahore : Pakistan | Jun 07, 2011 at 5:22 AM PDT
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Shahid Afridi’s attorneys have branded his Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) disciplinary listening to a “sham”, claiming he has already been discovered guilty earlier than having the opportunity to prove his innocence.

Deposed Pakistan captain Afridi, 30, flew into Karachi last night ahead of his intended look at the discplinary listening to on Wednesday.

Afridi was punished for violating the gamers’ code of conduct in saying his retirement from international cricket and levelling several allegations of mistreatment at the PCB.

He had been sacked as one-day captain last month after publicly criticising coach Waqar Younis for allegedly inappropriate meddling in crew selection.

The all-rounder has since drafted in legal professionals after the PCB revoked all No-Objection Certificates (NOCs) issued to Afridi to play abroad, stopping him from taking part in for Hampshire in the Twenty20 league in England.

The PCB additionally suspended his central contract and salary.

There are nonetheless doubts over whether or not Afridi will seems before the hearing if he is prevented from having a lawyer present.

In a four-web page letter from Afridi’s lawyers Mandviwalla & Zafar Associates to the PCB it's said: “It appears that the PCB has already made up its thoughts and has come to the conclusion that Shahid Afridi is “responsible”, has violated his central contract and the disciplinary code, and accordingly our shopper’s central contract is liable to be suspended/terminated and NOCs revoked.

“Since PCB has already come to the conclusion, as is evident out of your letter below reply, that our consumer is responsible as charged, the disciplinary continuing is in fact a sham.”

Afridi, who led Pakistan to the semi-finals of the World Cup, has also sought support from varied political figures across Pakistan including Inside Minister Rehman Malik and Sports activities Minister Shaukatullah Khan.

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