Afridi’s Appreciating Move After “FIX” row
Taunton, Shahid Afridi one-day captain Pakistan, said “he was looking forward to getting back to crocket despite the challenge of leading a team engulfed in a spot-fixing scandal”.
Thursday Pakistan team is due to play at Somerset and situation is that the several players were implicated in a betting scam. At Somerset County grounds on Wednesday Afridi said as “We are definitely looking forward to getting back to cricket. We did a very good practice session yesterday (Tuesday). I and the coach Waqar Younis are trying to keep morale high. It’s always very difficult in these conditions against a good team, but they are all ready focused”.
Afridi is not played in the taunted match and recently resigned the test captaincy after the loss of first test against Australia.
He also said “What has happened has gone. We are here to play good cricket. It’s a big challenge for me personally; playing in English conditions is always difficult. We are all looking forward to it. It has been really difficult, but we can forget everything, get out, play the cricket and entertain the people”.
There were protests outside the hotel in London where the Pakistan players resided when they lost the fourth test. But, in Somerset such protests are not seen anywhere or at their Taunton hotel. Somerset chief executive Richard Goud was confident Thursday’s match would pass off without spectator unrest.
In this match Pakistan will be minus Aamer, Asif and Butt, as the trio left to London on Wednesday for a Thursday meeting with the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Pakistan high commissioner (ambassador).
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