Afridi to play T20 for Hampshire

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The Independent Online

Pakistan's World Cup captain Shahid Afridi will play for Hampshire in the 2011 English domestic Twenty20 competition, the county announced yesterday. Afridi was close to joining Hampshire last year before he opted instead to captain the Pakistan Test side. "Having played at the Rose Bowl for Pakistan I know it is fast becoming one of the best places in the country to watch cricket," the 30-year-old said. Afridi was named player of the tournament for the World Twenty20 in England in 2007 and led Pakistan to the title in 2009.