KARACHI: Pakistan’s World Cup captain Shahid Afridi has withdrawn from next month’s tour to West Indies, a source at the national cricket board told Reuters on Thursday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) source, who declined to be identified, said the all-rounder had made himself unavailable for the tour which starts on April 18.
“He will not be going to West Indies as apparently he wants to take a break from the game,” said the source.
Afridi retired from test cricket in 2010 but had been expected to play in the one-dayers and Twenty20s in West Indies.
Pakistan were knocked out of the World Cup when they lost by 29 runs to rivals India in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
The flamboyant Afridi has appeared in 320 one-dayers, 27 tests and 42 Twenty20s for his country.
He has been captaining Pakistan in limited-over matches since last year.
Pakistan will play one Twenty20, five one-dayers and two tests in West Indies.