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Younis Khan quits Pakistan Cup over umpiring issues

Faisalabad: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Younis Khan, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 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.

Islamabad captain Younis Khan heavily criticized the umpiring standards in the tournament and was fined for his outburst. The 38-year-old scored 61 and 2 in two matches he played in the tournament.

According to the PCB code, Level 2 breaches carry an imposition of a fine between 50-100% of the match fee.

The actual code is:

In the case where Match Fee is not payable, an appropriate amount (not less than double the amount of first offense) may be recommended for deduction from the Team’s participation fee at District/city level. For department matches, the penalty will be recovered through the department.

Younis team KPK has played two matches so far, losing one against Misbah-ul-Haq led Islamabad before beating Punjab by two runs in a thrilling contest. In the absence of Younis, Ahmed Shahzad will captain the side for the remainder of the tournament in which they play Balochistan on Sunday followed by a game against Sindh on April 27.

According to a report, Younis had a verbal exchange with Rashid Riaz, the reserve umpire. Riaz then complained to Azizur Rehman, the match referee, who fined the captain. In their second game, Pakhtunkhwa posted a total of 262 runs and then kept Punjab to 260 to seal a two-run win, but Younis wasn’t too happy with many decisions in the game, including the one that went against them, when Misbah-ul-Haq was batting.

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