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Afridi named Pak T20 capt

Fortune is favouring Afridi despite the ball-tampering case

Written by Agencies | Islamabad | Published: March 23, 2010 4:18:05 pm

Shahid Afridi has been appointed Pakistan captain for the World Twenty20 in West Indies.

Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman Nadeem Sarwar announced the appointment Tuesday.

Afridi had been fined 3 million rupees ($35,200) by the PCB for ball tampering during the one-day series against Australia earlier this year,but the legspinning allrounder was awarded the highest central contract from the organization last week.

Pakistan selected its 15-player squad earlier this month but had delayed picking the captain.

The tournament runs from April 30 to May 16.

Pakistan is in Group A with Australia and Bangladesh.

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