Afridi opts out of Bloem stint

2013-12-23 12:28
Shahid Afridi (AFP)
Cape Town - Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced that he won't represent the Knights in South Africa's domestic T20 competition early next year.

The Bloemfontein-based franchise last month announced that Afridi would join them for the competition scheduled for January and February 2014.

However, according to the Volksblad website, Afridi has pulled out due to a family crisis. He feels very bad about his withdrawal and even offered to find the Knights find an appropriate replacement.

There were talks of getting a player from Sri Lanka, but Knights CEO Johan van Heerden said they won't be able to make a new signing on such short notice.

Other overseas players to play in the competition include West Indies duo, Sunil Narine (Cape Cobras) and Chris Gayle (Dolphins), Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal (Titans) and Sohail Tanvir (Highveld Lions) and England's Graham Onions (Dolphins).

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