ISLAMABAD - All-rounder Shahid Afridi will finally join Hampshire next week after talks with the PCB. The PCB barred Afridi, 33, from playing in the FL T20 after suspending his central contract for disparaging remarks about the board. But, following a meeting on Tuesday, the PCB granted the player No Objection Certificate. "Shahid will join Hampshire next week to play T20 tournament," BBC quoted Afridi's lawyer as saying. "The meeting between Shahid and Ijaz Butt [PCB chairman] went very well and both parties have come to an amicable agreement. "I spoke to Giles White [Hampshire manager] this morning and they're very pleased that it's all sorted out, Shahid is very excited to finally be linking up with Hampshire and get back to doing what he loves, which is playing cricket." Afridi, who had seen his registration with Hampshire removed by the England and Wales Cricket Board because of the row, was scheduled to make his Hampshire debut in their FL T20 opener against Somerset last month. Afridi was also poised to play Twenty20 cricket for Hampshire last summer but opted to lead Pakistan in the Test series against Australia instead. Earlier, Shahid Afridi met PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt in Islamabad on Tuesday amid indications that a resolution of the ongoing dispute between the two is on the cards. Well-placed sources confirmed that a meeting had taken place on the insistence of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, to whom Afridi had met in London and sought his help in resolving the matter, on Bilawal's directives the issue had finally been settled, the sources have confirmed. "It has been decided in the meeting that Afridi will withdraw his petition from the Sindh High Court and appear before the disciplinary committee of the Board," a source said.. "It has been decided in the meeting that Afridi will withdraw his petition from the SHC and appear before the disciplinary committee of the PCB," a source said. He said in return for Afridi's compliance, the board's disciplinary committee will impose a token fine and seek an apology from him before issuing him the NOCs to play in England and Sri Lanka. Afridi likely to reverse his retirement decision and will be announced Pakistan team captain, revealed an insider. "Butt was not very keen to go for a settlement but had to cool down on the insistence of some government officials who pointed out to him that Afridi would accept the law of the board but the dispute should be resolved since it was damaging the image of Pakistan cricket," the source said. Afridi will be reissued clearance to play overseas from the PCB after meeting with chairman Ijaz Butt on Tuesday.