Pakistan drop Afridi, Shehzad from England tour


Pakistan’s new selectors on Monday dropped star players Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from next month’s tour of England, stressing there would be no compromises after the country’s disastrous exit from the World Twenty20 in India. Former Afghanistan coach Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is heading up the newly formed selection committee as part of wholesale changes following last month’s tournament humiliation, announced 35 players would attend boot camp starting in Kakul from May 14 to June 4. He said Afridi—who announced he would continue playing the Twenty20 format after resigning as captain in the wake of the event—needed to perform…

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