LAHORE Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi, Saturday, announced his availability for the longer version of the game, putting an end to all the speculation of his retirement. In the fresh announcement, Afridi would be the front-runner to lead the team in Test cricket and another aspirant Salman Butt, who was being dubbed as the next Test captain, would have to wait for his turn. However, the captain of the Pakistan cricket team for the Asia Cup and the tour of England will be announced on May 25 and the same day Afridi will be meeting the chairman. PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said that the selection committee would meet on May 25 to shortlist 30 players for the two assignments and the captain would be named same day. He said that no decision had so far been made regarding the appointment of the captain. The Asia Cup will be held from June 15 in Sri Lanka where Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will participate in the event. After the Asia Cup, Pakistan team will go to England where they will play a Test series first against Australia and then against England. Afridi said that he took rest from Test cricket due to the excessive T20 and ODI cricket but now he had shown availability for the longer version of the game. He said that family commitment was another reason to stay away from the Test cricket. As now, I am available for the upcoming Test series against Australia and England, I feel it a great challenge, said Afridi. He further said that the PCB would decide about the captain of the team for the forthcoming Test series and he would not comment on this issue till the board takes any decision. Earlier, Arfidi said that his Test career was over and he would now concentrate only on ODI and T20 cricket. Some of my well-wishers and supporters wanted me to return to Test cricket. But its the end of Test cricket for me and its my firm decision, Afridi said. But now, he is ready to play Test cricket which he had left in 2006 citing family commitments.