Hampshire has no slot for Afridi

Published: Friday, July 23, 2010, 13:42 [IST]
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Hampshire shuts door for Afridi

Islamabad, July 23: Hampshire has denied signing Pakistan all rounder Shahid Afridi for the remaining part of the Friends Provident T20 championship.

Afridi, who resigned from Test captaincy following a 150 run defeat against Australia in the first Test at Lord"s, had hinted that he might have a deal with Hampshire, however, the English county side that the all rounder would not be coming into the side.

“Shahid won"t be joining us," Hampshire manager Giles White told BBC Radio according to ANI reports.

Afridi had to abandon his plans to play for Hampshire as he was appointed as the skipper of the Pakistan Test team for the tour of England.

White said that his team is already full with lots of talent, and it would be difficult to accommodate Afridi in the side for the quarterfinal tie against Warwickshire.

“Even if there was a chance of him coming, we wouldn"t be able to register him in time for the quarterfinal on Monday. We"ve already got Abdul Razzaq and Dan Christian, and they will be trying to help us get through to our first ever finals day," he said.


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