Karachi:  The Pakistani cricketer and sacked one-day captain, Shaid Afridi, will soon be given NOC by Pakistan Cricket Board to play for English county side Hampshire.  The board agreed to allow him after he decided to withdraw his case against the PCB in the Sindh High Court.

The cricketer was sacked as captain due to Intikhab Alam's post WI series report.

According to well-informed sources, the Board will grant NOC to Afridi to join Hampshire by next week after he met Chairman Ijaz Butt in the presence of a government official in Islamabad on Tuesday.

"The meeting has had some positive outcome and for Afridi, the good news is that he can go and play for Hampshireas long as he withdraws his case and also appear before the disciplinary committee of the board," a source said.

Afridi's manager Umran Khan also confirmed to BBC radio that the meeting went very well and both parties had come to amicable agreement to end the dispute between them.

He added that he had spoken to Hampshire manager, Giles White and "they're very pleased that it's all sorted out" While the PCB confirmed the meeting took place, it refrained from sharing details of the discussion that took place between the duos."The PCB confirms the meeting was held," read the board's media release issued hours after it was held. "The PCB will not make any further comment on the discussion at this stage."

 

(Agencies)