LAHORE - Pakistan legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram was happy over the settlement of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)-Shahid Afridi's controversy that jolted the cricket circles of the country. Akram, who was unhappy over former captain's shock retirement due to differences with coach Waqar Younis and manager Intikhab Alam, said that Afridi will make comeback to represent his country as he is one of the great players in the one-day format and can represent any country in the world. Afridi was fined Rs 4.5 million by the PCB after pleading guilty for airing his views publicly. However, the Pakistan board has allowed Afridi to play for Hampshire in the domestic Twenty20 championships in England. "I am glad all the differences were sorted out between the Pakistan Cricket Board and Shahid Afridi. It is time to move on from this," he said. "I hope that he plays for Pakistan again. Afridi is still our best bowler. I also believe he is a good enough cricketer to be there in any side in the world in the limited-overs format," he added. While talking on Gayle issue, he said that the West Indies Cricket Board has committed a blunder by not letting Chris Gayle play in the series against India as the explosive batsman stands to lose nothing from a move which will only weaken the host team, feels Wasim. Gayle has been ignored so far for his outburst against the West Indies Cricket Board in a radio-show in April in which he criticised WICB for leaving him in the lurch during injury problems. The board wants Gayle to apologise to win his place back but the cricketer has refused to do so. Even a meeting between the two parties has failed to resolve the dispute. "Only performances should not matter but discipline is also very important. But with all the lucrative Twenty20 tournaments around the world like IPL, Gayle doesn't stand to lose much if he never plays for the Windies again," Akram said. M HAROON?SIDDIQUI