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Afridi hopes for a clean slate

Published: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
 
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Afridi hopes for a clean slate

Karachi, June 18: Former captain Shahid Afridi said Saturday he hoped to make a fresh start playing for Hampshire following his clashes with the Pakistan Cricket Board which fined him 53,000 for disciplinary breaches.

The 31-year-old locked horns with the PCB by announcing his retirement from international cricket after being dumped as one-day captain, and criticising the current management.

The PCB said Afridi violated the players'' code of conduct, suspended his central contract and revoked permission for him to play abroad, preventing him from joining Hampshire in the ongoing Twenty20 league in England.

Afridi challenged the decision last week but the matter was settled out of the court following a meeting with PCB chairman Ijaz Butt in Islamabad, which followed Afridi''s appearance before the disciplinary committee on Thursday.

The committee restored Afridi''s no-objection certificate (NOC) to clear the way for him to play abroad but levied a heavy fine.

Afridi said he would fly to England on Tuesday with a fresh mind.

"The last 15 days were very difficult for me, but I have got the NOC to play in England and hope to put everything behind me, "Afridi told reporters in Karachi.

PTI

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