| GEO Sports|
| Butt accepts Afridiís resignation as Test captain|
| Updated at: 0217 PST, Saturday, July 17, 2010|
LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ejaz Butt, accepting resignation of Test captain Pakistan cricket team Shahid Khan Afridi, has said the new captain will be decided after meeting to be held between players and PCB officials, Geo news reported.
After the dismal performance of Pakistan cricket team, which ended in 150-run defeat against Australia on Friday, the Test captain Shahid Afridi announced his retirement saying that 5-day format of cricket was not his game type.
Besides, he was also carrying side strain injury, said Afridi, ďSo, I do not want to play Test cricket.Ē
ďI may not play second TestĒ, he feared adding that, if fit, the second Test of this series will be my last one.
Later, taking to Geo news, Chairman PCB Ejaz Butt rebuffing Salman Butt being automatic choice of captainship following Afridiís retirement, said new captain will be decided in board meeting.