The Pakistan Cricket Board has lashed out at Mohammad Yousuf for suggesting that the PCB was under pressure from the Indian board and towing its line on the Indian Cricket League issue.
In a press statement issued today, the PCB said Yousuf's statement was based on lack of knowledge and understanding of the directives issued by the International Cricket Council on the ICL issue.
"Yousuf's allegation against the board is incorrect and an attempt to malign the institution," the statement said.
Yousuf has repeatedly said that the PCB should stop coming under pressure from the Indian cricket authorities and allow its players who are signed up with the ICL to play domestic and international cricket.
Yousuf, who was banned for aligning with the ICL, claimed that the Indian board was trying to derail Pakistan cricket by creating rifts between players and the board.
But the PCB statement said that it was an independent body that only took directives from the governing body of world cricket.