Afridi had declared his retirement from international cricket in May after having been stripped of the ODI captaincy after a argument with coach Waqar Younis. He’d, however, said it was a ‘conditional’ retirement, saying that if there were improvements in the PCB and the team management, he’d think about playing for Pakistan yet again.Since then, Waqar Younis has resign as coach of the national squad, and Ijaz Butt has been replaced as PCB chairman by Zaka Ashraf.
Afridi says he’d not actually retired but had only says he wouldn’t play under the former (Ijaz Butt-led) board. “I did not as such retire,” Afridi told journalists in Karachi. “I only says I will not play under the previous board but now persons are changed – specifically what I wanted – so I am available for selection for Pakistan.”