Why Shahid Afridi and Yunis Khan didn't attend PCB awards ceremony

Why Shahid Afridi and Yunis Khan didn't attend PCB awards ceremony

LAHORE: Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan did not attend an awards ceremony being hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board. 

The annual awards of the PCB were held in Lahore and attended by former cricketers Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar and Waqar Younis. The award ceremony was also attended by members of World XI team who are currently touring Pakistan.

PCB has awarded the media rights for the event exclusively to a private sports channel superseding the state-owned PTV Sports and other channels. It is also unusual that sports channels are given the rights to broadcast award ceremonies. 

Afridi was due to be awarded a farewell reception when he attended the first match of the Independence Cup against the World XI team.

However, Afridi was told that a farewell reception will be provided if he attends the awards ceremony, which speaks for the treatment of national heroes who should be lauded for their contribution to cricket.