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Afridi pulls out of South Africa's domestic T20

16 December, 2013

All-rounder Shahid Afridi is not going to take part in South Africa's domestic Twenty20 cricket league this season.

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Afridi, who is currently representing Pakistan in the series against Sri Lanka in the UAE, wants to spend time with his family.

"I have decided to pull out of the Domestic T20 tournament in South Africa due to family commitments", Afridi told Our Sources.

The former national captain is one of the most sought after players in the shortest version of the game. He became the first player to make 1000 runs and take 50 wickets in the format during the on-going T20 series against Sri Lanka.

He was set to represent the Knights in South Africa's domestic T20 league.

With only all-rounder Sohail Tanvir and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal making up the contingent, Cricket South Africa are keen to invite more Pakistan players in the premier tournament after reaching an understanding earlier with the Pakistan Cricket Board.