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Talk to me instead of running around, Butt tells Yousuf

PCB chairman Ejaj Butt has advised senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf to stop running around and talk to him directly about his future as a Pakistani player.

cricket Updated: Feb 19, 2009 12:19 IST

PCB chairman Ejaj Butt has advised senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf to stop running around and talk to him directly about his future as a Pakistani player.

“I don’t know why he is running around. He should just come and talk to me about the issues he has with the ban imposed on him from playing for Pakistan,” Butt told reporters.

Butt said the Pakistan Cricket Board was only following guidelines from the International Cricket Council while imposing a ban on players who had joined the Indian Cricket League.

“But the ICC has made it clear it would leave home boards to deal with legal issues according to the laws of their countries,” he added.

Yousuf met Sports Minister Syed Aftab Shah Jillani on Wednesday to discuss the ICL ban issue but the minister said he couldn’t give him any deadline for resolving the issue with the board.

Yousuf has also appealed to the chief patron of the board, President Asif Zardari, to intervene and allow the ICL players to play for Pakistan.