Afridi will be new vice captian for Pakistan

Published: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 12:31 [IST]
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Afridi named Pak's CT vice-captain

Karachi: Pakistan's T20 World Cup hero Shahid Afridi was today named the vice-captain of the team for next month's Champions Trophy.

Afridi has replaced senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq as Younis Khan's deputy.

"Basically Misbah has been sent out a clear message that if he does not perform in the Champions Trophy he will be shown the door from the team," said a PCB official.

"In Sri Lanka when Misbah was struggling for runs, Younis had made it clear that it was difficult to him since he was the vice-captain and part of the tour selection committee," the official said.

He said Afridi had captained the side well in the lone Twenty20 match in Sri Lanka and this was also a reason he was appointed vice-captain for the Champions Trophy.


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