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Pakistan cricket authorities handed limited overs captain Shahid Afridi a warning over his criticism of team selection after he showed displeasure at not being consulted.
A Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman confirmed Afridi had been officially warned over his comments.
"It is not a show-cause notice but a written warning, asking Afridi to avoid giving statements on selection issues," the spokesman said.
Under the PCB code of conduct, players are forbidden to speak on selection matters and are not allowed to criticise the board's policies.
Afridi has been named Pakistan captain for two Twenty20 and five one-day matches against South Africa starting in United Arab Emirates later this month,
"I make it a point to give the selectors my input because I'm the one who has to get the desired results from my team on the field," Afridi said in a television interview.
"I will meet Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt to discuss this."