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Afridi's retirement resonates in Sindh Assembly

Afridi's retirement resonates in Sindh Assembly
Sindh Sports minister Dr MA Shah, known for his love of cricket, raised the controversial retirement of Shahid Afridi from international cricket in the Sindh Assembly here on Friday and alleged that the cricketer was being targeted under a conspiracy.
Rising on his seat after the regular question hour, the minister under the rule 215 of rules of procedures of Sindh Assembly made the statement in which he spoke on the retirement of Afridi who he said belonged to Sindh and alleged that the popular cricketer was being targeted under a conspiracy which he said was being allegedly hatched by the PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt himself. 
He said that it was not the first time that conspiracies were launched against the players of Sindh. Even Pakistan's batsman Muhammad Yousuf whose in-laws were settled in Sindh was removed from the national team under a conspiracy. He alleged that conspiracy was on to remove Asad Shafiq who is currently playing for Pakistan because he was from Sindh.
He alleged that Sindh players would continue to suffer until the chairman of the PCB was removed. A number of legislators supported the minister and one of them Agha Siraj Durrani even went to the extent of calling for making a person from Sindh as chairman of the PCB because no one from Sindh was ever made head of the cricket body. 
He even suggested that Dr. Shah should be made the chief of the board. He had all the credentials to head the PCB. He said that when Dr. Shah became the PCB chairman he should not forget to take him and others to watch matches abroad. He said there should be more players from Sindh in Pakistan team. The speaker of the Assembly Nisar Khuhro agreed with Siraj and said that Sindhi speaking players should be included in Pakistan team. Dr Shah informed the house that one Sindhi speaking cricketer Azeem Ghumman was appointed captain of Pakistan under 19 cricket team that toured Zimbabwe in the recent past. Under his captaincy, he said Pakistan did not lose any match on the tour. Dr Shah said though team from Sindh was the current national pentangular champion but the PCB had ignored selecting players from that team.
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