PCB offers ‘olive branch’ to ‘miffed’ Younus

Lahore: In a bid to resolve its current impasse with Younus Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly sent a notice to the former captain asking him to contact the board.

The PCB had earlier said that it would not select Younus in the national team until he contacts the board personally.

According to reports, the former captain has not contacted the PCB regarding his case after the appellate tribunal of the board lifted the ban from him in June.

Younus along with Mohammad Yousuf was banned indefinitely from the team in March following an inquiry committee report, which had probed Pakistan’s dismal performances and disciplinary problems during the tours of the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and Australia.

Five other players - Shoaib Malik, Rana Navedul Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal - were also banned or fined.

However, the appellate tribunal later lifted bans on Younus, Naved and Malik and halved the fines.

The other players had apologized to the board and accepted their mistakes, clearing the way for their return.

However, Younus has refused to do so, insisting through his lawyer that he had done nothing to apologize for and had instead maintained that he wanted to clear his name fully of the charges laid against him.

ANI

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