PCB to review penalties handed to national players: Butt

Islamabad: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ejaz Butt has said that the board will review the penalties handed to several national players after Pakistan`s dismal tour of Australia earlier this year.

Addressing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports meeting, which was held to discuss the affairs of Pakistan cricket, Ejaz said that the board will assess the penalties after arbitrator Irfan Qadir finished hearing appeals from players and submitted his findings with the PCB, The Daily Times reports.

The PCB Chairman also announced that the board will not consider leaked video footage of statements from players and team management as evidence.

Six players have appealed to the arbitrator against suspensions and fines imposed by the PCB following an inquiry into the disastrous tour to Australia.

All-rounder Shahid Afridi, and Akmal brothers -Kamran and Umar- were handed heavy fines, while former captains Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan were suspended indefinitely from international cricket.

Shoaib Malik and Rana Navedul Hasan were suspended for one year and fined Rs. two million each.



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