The PCB has deducted a fine of Rs 4.5 million from former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi’s payment for the world cup and WI tour. Chief Operating Officer of PCB, Subhan Ahmed has said that the finance department of the board has deducted the fine amount from the dues that were to be paid to Afridi for the World Cup and tour to West Indies.
The disciplinary committee of the board had fined Afridi for breach of the code of conduct after a stand off between him and the PCB chairman. The situation had occurred after the PCB removed Afridi as captain of the national one-day squad in May. He announced his conditional retirement in protest and criticised the board for its conduct and not respecting senior players. He also alleged that a certain lobby was working against him and feeding the board’s chairman with disinformation.
Afridi is scheduled to play in the new Big Bash – the Srilankan Premier League. He also played in the Friend’s T20 and will later be featured in the Australian tournament.
Zulqarnain Haider, on the contrary was fined a meager Rs. 500,000/- for his breach. Seams like the PCB got its share from Afridi’s juicy earnings.