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PCB, Amir should resolve dispute: Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has offered his support towards Mohammad Amir, claiming that the dispute between coaches and the fast-bowler is part of Pakistan cricket’s old tradition.

While talking about the sudden retirement of Amir from international cricket, Afridi opined that the board should have invited Amir to resolve the dispute.

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“They should work together for the sake of the country’s respect,” said Afridi, who also had his own share of dispute with the board and coaching staff during his playing days.

Afridi weighed in on the topic of Shoaib Malik’s dropping from the team as well, saying that the all-rounder should be brought back in the team ahead of the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled later this year.

Both Amir and Malik were dropped during the Zimbabwe series October last year by Misbah-ul-Haq, when he was holding the position of chief selector.

At that time Misbah had said that Shoaib’s exclusion was a “strategic decision”, for they were more interested in giving players like Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah and Abdullah Shafiq better chances.

Misbah had same logic behind dropping Amir as well, and it made Amir make the announcement that he will not play under Misbah and Waqar Younis.

“I am not going away from cricket but I am being pushed away from it,” said the 28-year-old pacer, adding: “The environment that has been created, I feel that I cannot play cricket under this management. I feel that I am leaving cricket at this time because I am being mentally tortured,”

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