Lahore: In the wake of the current standoff between former captain Shahid Afridi and the Pakistan Cricket Board, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Afridi was a great player, and that he should be treated well.
Talking to media persons after inaugurating a cricket summer camp at Gymkhana Cricket Club in Lahore, Nawaz said that Afridi was a hard working player, who performed well in the ICC World Cup semi-final played against India in March.
The PCB should respect and honour players like Afridi, and the matters between the board and the ex-captain should have been settled amicably instead of removing him from captaincy, he said.
The Pakistan Muslim League-N chief also said that the PCB should have taken action against the national cricketers who defamed the country, instead of International Cricket Council (ICC) taking action against them, The Nation reports
Nawaz stressed the need for accountability across the board, saying that timely accountability could help lead the country to a right direction.
Everyone should be subjected to accountability and it should be timely," he said.