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Playing for Pakistan has become 'easy', says Shahid Afridi; suggests selection criteria be performance in domestic cricket
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Playing for Pakistan has become 'easy', says Shahid Afridi; suggests selection criteria be performance in domestic cricket

Speaking at a function, Afridi hit out at the selection policy adopted for the national team for red and white ball formats.

Younis Khan claims captaincy ambitions of seniors led to players' revolt against him in 2009
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Younis Khan claims captaincy ambitions of seniors led to players' revolt against him in 2009

Younis claimed that the revolt was not carried out because the players were unhappy with his captaincy style or strong attitude.

PSL 2021: Multan Sultans all-rounder Shahid Afridi to miss remaining games in Abu Dhabi due to back injury
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PSL 2021: Multan Sultans all-rounder Shahid Afridi to miss remaining games in Abu Dhabi due to back injury

Afridi experienced pain in his lower back during training in Karachi. He was examined by a doctor, who prescribed a period of complete rest.

IPL 2021: Rahul Dravid's rage, Glenn Maxwell's dancing show, Harsha Bhogle still box office on lighter side of things
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IPL 2021: Rahul Dravid's rage, Glenn Maxwell's dancing show, Harsha Bhogle still box office on lighter side of things

Social media isn’t just for sharing Glenn Maxwell boogies and Dravid tantrums. These days it is also a genuine means for anyone with enough knowledge and insight to have a tangible influence on the professional game.

PSL 2021: Shahid Afridi blames Pakistan Cricket Board for league's postponement
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PSL 2021: Shahid Afridi blames Pakistan Cricket Board for league's postponement

"It appears they didn't have a plan B when the COVID-19 cases were detected among some players and officials and this is surprising to me. The postponement didn't send out a good message," Afridi said.

Shahid Afridi expresses displeasure after umpire refuses to take cap during PSL match
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Shahid Afridi expresses displeasure after umpire refuses to take cap during PSL match

The former Pakistan captain, who is playing for Multan Sultans in the ongoing Pakistan Super League here, was not happy on Tuesday night when, during their match against Peshawar Zalmi, the umpires refused to take his cap when he came on to bowl.

Abu Dhabi T10 League: Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi and Dwayne Bravo to headline tournament's fourth edition
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Abu Dhabi T10 League: Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi and Dwayne Bravo to headline tournament's fourth edition

Some of the world's most renowned cricketers like Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi and Dwayne Bravo will be seen in action in the fourth edition of Abu Dhabi T10 tournament, to be played from 28 January to 6 February.

Abu Dhabi T10 League: Owner Shaji Ul Mulk says fourth edition will have wider reach, more star players
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Abu Dhabi T10 League: Owner Shaji Ul Mulk says fourth edition will have wider reach, more star players

Shaji Ul Mulk, the owner of T10 league, said that in wake of the ongoing coronavirus, stringent precautions, similar to the ones followed in the IPL, will be taken for the league’s fourth edition.

LPL 2020: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to lead Galle Gladiators in inaugural edition
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LPL 2020: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to lead Galle Gladiators in inaugural edition

Initially, Omar had announced Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of Galle Gladiators but he had to alter his decision after the wicket-keeper batsman was named in the Pakistan squad for the tour of New Zealand.

'Why not': Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi hints at trying his hand at cricket administration in future
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'Why not': Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi hints at trying his hand at cricket administration in future

Afridi said he would like to take Pakistan cricket to the top and is ready to don the administrator's hat for that to happen, but not immediately.

Sri Lanka delays Twenty20 cricket league for third time due to coronavirus concerns
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Sri Lanka delays Twenty20 cricket league for third time due to coronavirus concerns

The start of the 23-match league was put back six days to 27 November. All the games will now be behind closed doors in Hambantota.

Lanka Premier League moved up to give national team more preparation time ahead of South Africa tour, says SLC
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Lanka Premier League moved up to give national team more preparation time ahead of South Africa tour, says SLC

The 23-match Twenty20 league — which will feature Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Shahid Afridi and Carlos Brathwaite — will now start on 26 November, one day earlier than scheduled, Sri Lanka Cricket said.

Sri Lanka delay Lanka Premier League again over COVID-19, all matches to be played in Hambantota
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Sri Lanka delay Lanka Premier League again over COVID-19, all matches to be played in Hambantota

The start of the 23-match league, which will feature Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Shahid Afridi and Carlos Brathwaite, was put back six days to 27 November, the cricket board said.

Shahid Afridi, India's Manvinder Bisla and MS Gony among Lanka Premier League's overseas signings
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Shahid Afridi, India's Manvinder Bisla and MS Gony among Lanka Premier League's overseas signings

The tournament will be played between 21 November and 13 December at two venues — Pallekele and Hambantota. A total of 23 matches will be played in all.

Lanka Premier League postponed yet again due to strict quarantine rules for foreign players
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Lanka Premier League postponed yet again due to strict quarantine rules for foreign players

Sri Lanka's insistence on two weeks' quarantine for any visitor to the country forced the Bangladesh national team to call off its three-Test tour of the island due to start next month.

IPL 2020: Shahid Afridi rues absence of Pakistani cricketers in a 'big platform' like Indian Premier League
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IPL 2020: Shahid Afridi rues absence of Pakistani cricketers in a 'big platform' like Indian Premier League

In a report published in the Pakistani media, Afridi said that the IPL is a big platform for any player to get exposure, gain experience and improve.

Chris Gayle, Munaf Patel and Daren Sammy among overseas players for Lanka Premier League auction
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Chris Gayle, Munaf Patel and Daren Sammy among overseas players for Lanka Premier League auction

Five franchises will play in the inaugural edition of LPL which is scheduled to run from 14 November to 6 December.

Former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed to play for Galle Gladiators in Lanka Premier League
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Former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed to play for Galle Gladiators in Lanka Premier League

The announcement of the inclusion of Afridi and Sarfaraz in the franchise was made by Nadeem Omar, who owns Quetta Gladiators, during a reception held in Karachi on Wednesday to unveil the Galle Gladiators outfit.

England vs Pakistan: Draw would be as good as a win for visitors, says former captain Shahid Afridi
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England vs Pakistan: Draw would be as good as a win for visitors, says former captain Shahid Afridi

Afridi expressed satisfaction at the pace bowling resources available in Pakistan cricket and said the country had always produced some top-class pace bowlers.

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi rates MS Dhoni over Ricky Ponting as captain
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Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi rates MS Dhoni over Ricky Ponting as captain

“Better captain Dhoni or Ponting? Lala choice,” a Twitter user asked to which Afridi responded, “I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting as he developed a new team full of youngsters.”