Afridi’s sacking has nothing to do with me: Waqar


Coach Waqar Younis has refused to speculate on the possibility of Shahid Afridi returning as Pakistan’s limited overs captain. Afridi was stripped of captaincy on the eve of the two match one-day international series against Ireland in Belfast after allegedly claiming interference from the PCB officials in team selection. The all-rounder is due to face a meeting with the PCB to explain his comments, although the PCB has denied his demotion came as a result of them. Afridi was widely lauded after leading Pakistan to the semi-finals of the World Cup in March but after pulling out of the Ireland series to be with his sick father, question marks remain around his future role with the national side. “I have got no idea about that. It is the cricket board’s decision what they want to do about the captaincy,” Waqar said after reaching Ireland.  “My job is to look after the team and to deliver the goods. It’s tough to say anything about it.” Waqar also denied reports he had fallen out with Afridi, after claims the all-rounder had also been unhappy with his role with the team. “It was the papers that made all this,” he added. “There is nothing in it.”