Afridi takes case back
Sacked former captain Shahid Afridi on Wednesday withdrew his court case against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after the two sides apparently reached a deal likely to allow him to play abroad.
Afridi pulled his petition demanding the courts reinstate his permission to play overseas one day after he met PCB chairman Ijaz Butt when both sides reportedly agreed to settle the matter out of court.
"We have withdrawn the petition and after this Afridi will appear before the disciplinary committee likely on Thursday," Afridi's lawyer Mehmood Mandviwala told reporters outside the court in Karachi.
"We didn't want to go to court but were forced. Now I hope Afridi will get the NOC (no-objection certificate) and will be able to play in England and Sri Lanka," he added.
The PCB revoked Afridi's permission to play abroad, preventing him from appearing in the ongoing Twenty20 league in England and threatening his participation in next month's inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League.