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Certain teammates, PCB officials against Younus

By and large, Younus Khan may enjoy the sympathy of the entire nation after dramatically quitting the Pakistan cricket captain's post but the player clearly doesn't have full backing of the cricket board and his teammates.

cricket Updated: Oct 14, 2009 21:59 IST

By and large, Younus Khan may enjoy the sympathy of the entire nation after dramatically quitting the Pakistan cricket captain's post but the player clearly doesn't have full backing of the cricket board and his teammates.

Though the general reaction to Younus' decision to quit captaincy, after grilled by parliamentarians on match-fixing charges, has generally been very supportive, things are not as simple as they appear on the surface.

While Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ejaj Butt is insisting that he has not accepted Younus' resignation and would meet him to convince him to reconsider his decision, he also called a meeting of his think-tank on Friday to discuss the entire situation.

A member of the PCB governing council also described Younus as a "dictator" and said some of his decisions in the Champions Trophy were questionable, as he didn't listen to the advice of his senor teammates.

Some of Younus' teammates have also become active and are using the media to circulate stories that Younus had become unpopular among his teammates and that they were generally happy he had stepped down.

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