Younis Khan out of Pakistan cup after his apology was denied by PCB

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According to latest reports from Pakistan Cricket board, Younis Khan can not play in Pakistan Cup even after he apologized for his stunt. Former Pakistan captain on Saturday April 23 decided to walk out from the Pakistan Cup after he was fined 100 percent of his match fees, for his dissent against umpiring decisions during the game against Islamabad.

He was the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa skipper in tournament who contacted PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan on Monday to apologies for breaking code of conduct.

Pakistan cricket board imposed a 50% fine on Younis Khan’s match fees and a show cause notice was also issued against him, which required an ‘explanation’ from him to the board in seven days time.

In light of the above pending disciplinary proceedings and due to the fact that a replacement player has already been added to the KPK Team, it has been decided, in the interest of the game, not to allow Younis to rejoin the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa team in the Pakistan Cup, said a PCB press release.

38 year old player , who is also one of PCB’s advisors on cricketing affairs, expressed willingness to participate in the remainder of the tournament. He said

It was obligatory for me to participate in the premier ODI domestic tournament for the larger interest of the promotion of the game in the country

But PCB Chief clearly rejected Younis’ apology. Shaharyar said.

Younis has been a great servant of Pakistan Cricket and a true role model for youngsters

I feel pained making this decision as we have to demonstrate that no one is bigger than the game.

We will wait for Younis to respond before we proceed further in this matter

It is not the first time that Younis has run into problems with the authorities and even had issues with his department, United Bank in the last domestic season when he left them in a lurch in the final stages of the premier first class competition after disagreement with the coach.

 

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