Pakistan Cricket Board's decision to reject Younus Khan's resignation and appoint him captain until the 2011 World Cup has miffed a section of players in the team who were threatening to revolt if the senior batsman was persisted with as skipper.
"For the time being things appear to have calmed down and become normal in Pakistan cricket but given all that has happened after the Champions Trophy, it will take sometime before any healing process between Younus and the players who complained about him to the PCB is effective," a source told PTI today.
The source said PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt decided to support Younus and go against the disgruntled players after getting a clear message from the corridors of power in Islamabad.
"A very influential government official had already spoken to Younus two days back and told him his resignation was not acceptable to the chief patron of the board President Asif Zardari and the same person also had a word with Butt on the issue and passed on a clear message," the source said.
He said ever since the team's return from South Africa, some players led by Shahid Afridi had told Butt that they didn't want Younus to continue as captain and they had problems with his attitude and domineering behavior.
"Younus was aware of what was happening behind his back with apparently the approval of manager Yawar Saeed and he played his cards right by using the match fixing allegations to submit his resignation to Butt," the source said.