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PCB arbitrator accused of delaying appeals

The head of Pakistan's parliamentary sports committee says the Pakistan Cricket Board's arbitrator is delaying appeals against suspensions by Younis Khan and Rana Naved in order to keep them out of next month's Asia Cup.

cricket Updated: May 30, 2010 15:43 IST

The head of Pakistan's parliamentary sports committee says the Pakistan Cricket Board's arbitrator is delaying appeals against suspensions by Younis Khan and Rana Naved in order to keep them out of next month's Asia Cup.

Younis was indefinitely banned and Naved were suspended for one year and fined two million rupees ($23,500) for poor performance during the tour of Australia early this year, and both were appealing via the arbitrator.

Those hearings had been put back by arbitrator Ifran Qadir until after the Asia Cup squad is chosen_ deliberately so according to Iqbal Mohammad Ali, who heads the parliamentary committee. Ali urged the PCB on Sunday to treat all players fairly in their appeals.