Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it would have no objection if the disciplinary committee formed for hearing a disciplinary case against former captain Shahid Afridi allowed him to be represented by his lawyer during the proceedings against him.
The PCB had formed a four-member disciplinary committee for hearing a disciplinary case against Afridi from June 8.
The PCB initiated action against Afridi in response to the breaches he committed under the Central Contract signed with the board by “announcing his retirement in the manner that he did”, and in “passing disparaging remarks” about the board and its officials.
The board had also issued a show cause notice to him seeking his explanation on these comments.
“In response to certain reports in a section of media, Pakistan Cricket Board states that it will have no objection if the Disciplinary Committee allows Shahid Afridi to be assisted/represented by a lawyer during the Disciplinary proceedings,” the board said in a statement
“The PCB reiterates to provide fair and just opportunity to Shahid Afridi to present his defense with regard to violations of the Central Contract and PCB Code of Conduct,” it added.
Following Afridi’s sudden retirement and his harsh words against the PCB, the board had suspended his central contract and revoked all NOCs issued to him, which meant the all-rounder was unable to represent Hampshire in the Twenty20 competition.