PCB snubs Younus
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday refused to give any explanation to former captain Younus Khan for the indefinite ban imposed on him for indiscipline.cricket Updated: Mar 31, 2010 18:16 IST
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday refused to give any explanation to former captain Younus Khan for the indefinite ban imposed on him for indiscipline.
Younus, through his lawyer Ahmed Qayyum, sent a notice to the PCB last week asking it to explain the charges on the basis of which the board banned him.
The board sent its reply to the senior player making it clear that it was not compelled to give any explanation for the ban.
"We have informed Younus in our reply that he must first file a proper appeal against the ban and then we will provide him with the justification for imposing the ban on him," PCB legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi told PTI.
"Once he makes a formal appeal then we will follow due process of law and send him our detailed reply and he can decide if he wants to pursue the matter with the appellate tribunal we have formed to look into any appeals by players recently disciplined by the board," Rizvi said.
Qayyum said Younus had every right to know on what grounds he was banned.
"In the letter sent to Younus the board has made nothing clear as to what prompted them to take action against my client that is why sent the notice to them," he said.
The PCB inquiry committee, that recommended the bans and fines on seven players, has accused Younus and another former captain Muhammad Yousuf of creating problems in the team with their personal differences and causing disharmony in the team.
Younus, ironically, was not part of the team that played Tests in New Zealand and Australia and Yousuf led the side in his absence.
Younus joined the team for the one-day series in Australia but could not perform well with the bat.