Younis Khan defended his decision to resign as Pakistan cricket captain, saying he was shocked and demoralised by suggestions of match-fixing, but said he had not closed the door on the captaincy.
“What I did was justified because the allegations really hurt me and my family. We are honourable people,” Younus told Reuters on Wednesday, a day after tendering his resignation.
“But I am going to meet with the chairman this week and I will discuss my future frankly with him,” Younis added.
Younis submitted his resignation to the board (PCB) chief during a hearing of the National Assembly standing committee on sports in Islamabad.
The hearing was convened after committee chairman Jamshed Dasti said he would investigate reports that Pakistan had deliberately under-performed against Australia and New Zealand in the Champions Trophy which ended last week.
Dasti later denied making match-fixing allegations and said his remarks had been misunderstood.
Younis, who led Pakistan into the semi-finals of the competition, said: “I was shocked with talk about us under-performing against Australia as we defended a low total of 205 against the world champions till the final ball. “I don’t think any honourable and respectable person can tolerate such accusations made publicly.”