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Younis Khan can play again in Pakistan Cup says Shehryar Khan

Lahore: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Younis Khan will play rest of the matches of Pakistan Cup, which is happening now in Faisalabad Iqbal Stadium.He is the captain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa side and left the tournament in the middle over umpire’s issue after his controversial out.

Country’s top Test run-getter  Younis Khan was likely to face a ban of three to five matches for walking out of the Pakistan Cup national One-Day tournament after a dispute with the match referee and umpires.

Younis had a run-in first with the umpires over some decision and than the match referee, Aziz ur Rehman, who summoned him for a disciplinary hearing and when the senior player didn’t show up, fined him a maximum of 100 per cent of his match fees.

The incidents involving Younis and the umpires and match referee took place over the space of two matches that involved the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa team which Younis led in the tournament being organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board inFaisalabad.

The PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan, has taken serious notice of the incidents involving Younis and has summoned a report from the match referee

It all happened when PCB chairman called Younis Khan, and Younis apologized for his act and showed interest to play. Younis was named by the PCB to lead the KPK team in the tournament which is being televised live and is seen as a platform for selecting the national squad for the tour to England this summer.

The former Test captain, who is also one of PCB’s advisor on cricketing affairs, expressed willingness to participate in the remainder of the tournament. 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.

The source said that before that if the Chairman decides to penalize Younis the senior batsman could face a ban of three to five matches. It is not the first time that Younis had 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 the disagreement with the coach.