PCB threatens to issue fresh show cause notice to Younus Khan

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2010, 15:37 PM IST

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has again threatened to issue a fresh show cause notice to senior batsman Younus Khan as the PCB is apparently upset over the fact that the former captain has not contacted them regarding his case after the appellate tribunal of the board lifted ban from him in June.

"Younus has not bothered to contact us at all over his case and if he does not talk to us then we will have to issue a fresh show cause notice to him as the appellate tribunal has said the case has to be disposed off," said PCB legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi.

He said that though the appellate tribunal had removed the ban from Younus that was imposed in March after the Australian tour, it had also stated that the board must resolve the issue at the earliest or issue a fresh notice to Younus if they felt he was guilty of misconduct.

"The appellate tribunal had removed the ban because it felt the procedure adopted to impose it was not correct," the Daily Times quoted Rizvi, as saying.

He also made it clear that if Younus felt he was being wronged and the ban was not justified then he should approach the court of law for redressal but he needed to sort out the issue with the board.

Rizvi also said that apart from this issue, the board had plans to issue a notice to the lawyer of Younus for making non-parliamentary remarks against the PCB and criticising it.

Insiders said that with the national team performing poorly in England and the board facing regular criticism from all quarters for its decision to not select Younus for the tour, the board was now desperate to mend fences with the former captain.

Younus since returning from England last month has avoided speaking to the media and kept a low profile. Sources close to him said he was in no mood to make any contacts or apologies to the board to get back into the team.

ANI