Miandad withdraws allegations against Afridi


Karachi—Former batsman and captain of the national cricket team Javed Miandad on Saturday withdrew his allegations against former T20 captain Shahid Afridi. Miandad also announced that he harbours no ill feelings towards Afridi.
In a meeting held between the two former cricket captains, Afridi thanked Miandad for the withdrawal of his statements. “It is a great pleasure that Afridi is sitting besides me and there are no differences between us,” said Miandad.
Miandad also expressed well wishes for Afridi and said if any of his comments had hurt Afridi, he would withdraw them.
Afridi said he had never demanded an apology from Miandad as he considers Miandad as his senior.
“Miandad withdrawing the allegations against me is a big deal for me and my fans,” Afridi added.
The controversy arose when Afridi, who quit ODIs last year after the ODI World Cup 2015 expressed his desire of playing a farewell match, and asked the PCB to entertain his request. Afridi had expressed his desire to bid farewell to his fans through one final match.
Miandad opposed the idea of giving a farewell match to the former T20 captain which resulted in Afridi passing controversial remarks about Miandad. Reacting on these controversial remarks, Miandad levelled match fixing allegations against Afridi.—Agencies