LAHORE Shoaib Malik may be in the list of probables for the Asia Cup but he has yet to win favours with Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi who is not keen to get him. Malik is in the shortlist of 35 probables for the Asia Cup and the tour to England but Afridi is among those who dont want Malik back. There are others as well including some selectors and board officials who feel that it would be better for the team if Malik is kept out for the moment, a source quoted him as saying. Afridi did not push for Maliks inclusion like he did for Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan. Afridis reaction is natural considering that he knows well that Malik can be a very negative influence on the team when things dont go according to his liking, a report said. Malik emerged as the main villain during the probe by the Pakistan Cricket Board inquiry into the troubled Australian tour with former coach, Intikhab Alam, Afridi, Younus, Yousuf and others blaming him for spoiling the team atmosphere. Former manager Abdul Raquib, Intikhab and Yousuf openly blamed him for creating disharmony in the team. During the inquiry committee hearings, the team officials also confirmed that they wanted to send Malik back from New Zealand but the then skipper Yousuf let him stay as the team needed his experience. Malik, who recently got married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, was banned for 12-months and fined Rs two million by the inquiry committee but he has appealed against the punishment. In his defence, Malik has said that he had no cause to create disharmony in the team as he was no longer interested in the captaincy and only wanted to play. But after taking over the reins of the Pakistan team in all the three formats, Shahid Afridi said that he was determined to root out politics from the side and will not shy away from sacking the spoilers. I am not going to tolerate any politics in the team and anyone who tries to spoil the dressing room environment will find himself out of the team, Afridi said. As captain my task is simple I want every player to contribute positively to the team and I am not going to tolerate any negative vibes in the team. The spin all-rounder will lead Pakistan in the upcoming Asia Cup and the full England tour. They will play six Tests in the English summer against Australia and England between July and September. Afridi, who himself was part of a group which was not happy with former captain Younus Khan, said the team had the potential to do well in all formats of the game. After making it clear that he wants Mohammad Yousuf to shun retirement and re-join the Test team, Afridi also felt that the team would also need Younus in England. Younus presence is important for us because of the tough conditions in England we need a senior person like him around to guide the youngsters as well. I hope he is selected for the England tour, he said. Younus has already left for England where he is playing for Surrey until mid-July. To be honest I was not mentally prepared for a comeback to Test matches but I changed my mind after giving it much thought. I know going back to Test cricket after nearly four years is going to be difficult but I have always enjoyed such challenges in my career, Afridi stated.