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Afridi named captain for Test and Asia Cup side

Pakistan named the all-rounder, who had retired from Tests voluntarily since 2006, as the captain for the two-Test series against Australia and England.

Ijaz Butt, the Pakistan cricket chairman, has named Shahid Afridi (right) as captain for next month's Asia Cup and two Test series against Australia and England in July. Afridi, the charismatic all-rounder, will be the third Test captain in 15 months after Younus Khan and Mohammad Yousuf were indefinitely suspended by the Pakistan board because of internal strife. The selection committee yesterday included Khan in the 35 probably for the squad - subject to his pending appeal against his suspension. Afridi has not played a Test match in four years. His last appearance was against England in Manchester in 2006. * AP

Published: May 26, 2010 04:00 AM