Afridi opposes Butt’s return

WEB DESK: Skipper of Twenty20 Shahid Khan Afridi strictly opposed comeback of tainted former captain Salman Butt in Pakistan squad.

According to news, former captain Salman Butt also met chief selector Haroon Rashid in Lahore. Members of Pakistan team have also indicated they have no problems with Butt joining the team but Afridi is not in favour of his inclusion and show his reluctant for Salman Butt.

PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi are expected to meet Afridi in Lahore and convince him to drop his opposition to Butt’s recall to the team.

Selectors of a Pakistan team considering Salman Butt as an operner for ICC T20 world cup tournament in India.

Afridi blames Butt for spot-fixing case that shook Pakistan team in England. The spot fixing incident that took place in England in August 2010 when Butt was captaining the side against England. Butt has however apologized to Afridi for his misdeeds twice.

Salman Butt has apologized to the entire nation when he said, “I know what I did was totally wrong and I have served punishment for it. I am a changed person now”.

Butt had replaced Afridi as the Test captain in England in 2010 after the latter announced his retirement from the longest format of the game.

The Pakistan squad is due to leave for India by Wednesday but the government has said that it can’t go until a security delegation goes to India on Monday and gives the security clearance.

Afridi also tweeted on Saturday that Prime Minister of Pakistan should take notice on this issue.