Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi, who had run into problems with the cricket board, could be back to playing domestic cricket after reaching a resolution with the board yesterday. This will mean that Afridi will be able to play T20 leagues around the world, including his t20 stint with Hampshire in England and that of his captaining of a franchise in the Sri Lankan Premier League later in July.
Afridi had abruptly retired from the game after he was sacked as the captain of the Pakistani side and had spoken against the board. This had earned him a disciplinary hearing and the board had revoked the NOC that they had given him to play for Hampshire.
Afridi took the board to court but for now, the board has decided to settle the matter amicably outside the court and this means that Afridi will be asked to appear in a disciplinary hearing and in return, the board will allow him to play in the English t20 tournament.
The winner of the English t20 tournament will play in the Champions League T20 this year and if Hampshire can win the competition, it could mean that Afridi will get a chance to represent Hampshire in the CLT20 in India.
Afridi had played in the first edition of the IPL but has, since, not been a part of the IPL. He has been a vocal critic of the IPL not allowing the Pakistani cricketers in the tournament.