Butt to lead Pak in the remaining Tests in England

Published: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 17:37 [IST]
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Butt replaces Afridi as captain

Salman Butt has been named as the captain of the Pakistan side for the remaining Tests in England following a rather shocking decision by Shahid Afridi to retire from Test cricket.

And furthermore there are reports that Afridi won't be taking part in the second Test in Headingly because of his side strain.

According to Cricinfo reports Afridi said that he was not feeling comfortable with his injury and that he will not be playing in the second Test match.

The PCB has named Kamran Akmal as Butt's deputy for the Tests in England and the matter concerning the inclusion of Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf in the team was also discussed at a meeting but was deferred.

Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman, convened a meeting on Saturday involving the team management and senior players to discuss the way forward following Afridi's decision to retire from Tests. The meeting was attended by the team manager Yawar Saeed, coach Waqar Younis, associate manager Shafqat Rana, Salman Butt, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Umar Gul.

Afridi's sudden decision had caught everyone by surprise as the all-rounder said he was not feeling comfortable because of his injury and his temperamental incompatibility to the demands of the five-day game as the reason behind his decision.


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