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PCB may stop Afridi from playing in Lanka Twenty20 tourney

June 24, 2011 - Karachi

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said itan ban all-rounder Shahid Afridi from participating in the inauguralri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) if the former Pakistan captain doesn'ttop his rants against the board.

Though the PCB has granted Afridi a No Objection Certificate (NOC) tolay for Hampshire in the English Twenty20 League after their bitterispute was settled out of court, Afridi's continued tirade has irkedhe PCB.

According to The Daily Times, several PCB officials are not in favourf granting him an NOC to play in SLPL to be held in Colombo duringuly-August.

One official said the board would not hesitate in taking actiongainst Afridi in case of 'foul play'.

The PCB official warned that Afridi should not take things for granted.

"Afridi is still being monitored closely. The board is keeping ahawk's eye on his interviews. Any harsh statement against the boardmay lead him to trouble again. He will have to apply for NOCs forother tournaments again and any foul play will surely block hisparticipation. The PCB still has the right to take action against himand block his participation in foreign leagues. Legally, the board cantake action against a player within 12 months after the suspension ofthe central contract," the official was quoted, as saying. Afridi, it maybe recalled, was slapped with a fine of Rs.4.5 millionbefore he could get his NOC back.


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