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Hurt Yousuf to announce retirement

Hurt by the indefinite ban imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board, former captain Mohammad Yousuf today decided to retire from international cricket and said he would make an announcement on Monday.

cricket Updated: Mar 27, 2010 23:26 IST

Hurt by the indefinite ban imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board, former captain Mohammad Yousuf today decided to retire from international cricket and said he would make an announcement on Monday.

"Yes, I have decided to retire from international cricket but I will make an official announcement on Monday," he said.

The senior batsman, who led the national team in the disastrous Australian and New Zealand tours in February-March, said he felt insulted by the way the board had imposed the ban and accusations made against him.

"I have got a lot from Pakistan and I have also always given 100 percent for Pakistan cricket. I feel disheartened and disappointed at the way the ban was imposed and with recent happenings," Yousuf said.

If Yousuf quits international cricket on Monday it would not be the first time he would have done this as he had also announced his retirement in 2007 when he joined the rebel Indian Cricket League.

But he returned after a few months to play for Pakistan on the insistence of the former PCB Chairman Nasim Ashraf who also paid Yousuf a loyalty bonus of around $100,0enior batsman, who led the national team in the disastrous Australian and New Zealand tours in February to retire from international cricket and said he would make an announcement on Monday.

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