PCB at sixes and sevens, allows Younis to rejoin Pakistan Cup
LAHORE: It appears the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mighty pressured in resolving the Pakistan Cup controversy involving Younis Khan.
After barring the skilled batsman on Tuesday, the Board in one more U-turn, on Wednesday decided to take delivery of the player’s apology for his rash angle shown within the occasion.
Leading Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Younis, in an undesirable incident final week, confirmed dissent over subject umpire’s decision of not giving Islamabad captain Misbah-ul-Haq out within the Pakistan Cup match on the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
And following Khyber Pakhtu¬nkhwa’s subsequent in shape against Punjab, during which Younis once more expressed his ire after being given run out through 1/3 umpire, the match referee summoned the professional batsman.
After failing to show up within the listening to, Younis in a particularly surprising transfer left the event and went to Karachi. A high-quality of a hundred per cent match price was once due to this fact imposed on the batsman for breaching the PCB code of behavior.
The 38-yr-historical the opposite day apologised to the PCB chief which was approved, and the batsman was allowed to come to the Pakistan Cup. The best used to be however kept intact.
But then in a different twist on Tuesday, the PCB barred the 104-test participant from rejoining the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa group for the remainder suits of the Pakistan Cup, and issued a exhibit-motive observe to the batsman over breaking the habits rules.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa instruct Kabir Khan meanwhile had already sought a alternative for Younis in the occasion giving a new dimension to the episode.
In his reply to the show-rationale become aware of, Younis, realising his impulsive transfer of leaving the event, apologised.
“I desire to apologise for departing the Pakistan Cup. I must have stayed again in Faisalabad. I have served Pakistan cricket for 15 years, and have performed the game with the spirit of fairness. My response to the trouble was once the outcomes of warmth of the moment. I request you to accept my apology,” Younis said.
On Wednesday, the PCB authorised the apology from Younis and allowed him to rejoin the Pakistan Cup, if Ahmed Shehzad-led Khyber Pakhtu¬n¬khwa, who in the last league match had been playing Sindh on Wedn¬esday night, were to qualify for the final.
A PCB press free up in this regard acknowledged: “A exhibit-intent observe was issued to Younis Khan after a disciplinary breach during the ongoing Cool & Cool offers Haier Pakistan Cup 2016.
“In his response to the exhibit-intent observe, Younis has expressed remorse over his habits and has duly apologised. In view of his acceptance of the wrongdoing and consequent apology, the PCB chairman has decided to be given his rationalization.”
PCB chief, in the meantime, said: “Younis has served Pakistan cricket for a number of years and he has developed a shining fame in Pakistan and abroad. At the same time this incident is unfortunate, i’m joyful to note that Younis has admitted his mistake.
“consequently, Younis may just now become a member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa squad will have to the group qualify for the final of the Cool & Cool offers Haier Pakistan Cup 2016,” the PCB chief used to be quoted as saying.
Handiest last Tuesday, the PCB in a media unencumber had recounted: “In gentle of the above pending disciplinary proceedings and for the reason that that a alternative player has already been delivered to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa workforce, it has been determined, in the interest of the game, not to allow Younis to rejoin the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa workforce in the Pakistan Cup.