Pakistan Cricket Board recovers Rs 4.5 mn fine from Afridi

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board has recovered a fine of (Pakistani) Rs 4.5 million from former national captain Shahid Afridi. A senior official of the board confirmed that the finance department had deducted the fine amount from the dues that were to be paid to Afridi for the World Cup and tour to West Indies.”In total the board had to pay him around Rs5.5 million out of which we deducted the fine amount in full,” the official said.The disciplinary committee of the board had fined Afridi for several breaches of the code of conduct last month.The fine came after a stand-off between Afridi and the PCB over his removal as captain of the ODI team in May. He announced his retirement and criticised the board for its conduct and not respecting senior players.After he withdrew a case against the PCB from the Sindh High Court, Afridi appeared before the disciplinary committee which fined him but asked the board to issue him an NOC to play for Hampshire in England’s domestic Twenty20 event.This is the second highest fine amount recovered from a Pakistani player after the record Rs 7 million that were deducted from retired fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar’s dues.With inputs from PTIlast_img

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