LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on the day of Tuesday released a show cause notice to the star player or batsman Younis Khan after he withdrew from a domestic tournament following a row with the proposed umpires which had resulted in a fine this very weekend.
The 38-year-old ex-national captain questioned the umpiring decisions during the time of his team Khyber Pukhtunkhwa’s matches in the Pakistan Cup 1-day tournament presently arranged in the city of Faisalabad.
On the day of Saturday match referee Aziz-ur Rehman fined Younis 50% of his match fee and a grabbed him for the proposed disciplinary hearing.
But the player Younis, Pakistan’s greatest Test run-getter with 9116 in the 104 matches, denied to attend the hearing and withdrew from the tournament in frustration.
On the day of Monday Younis Khan called the PCB chairman Shahryar Khan and apologized for his behavior, agreeing to play the left over matches, a PCB statement said.
Although the PCB prevented the Younis from playing in the tournament and issued him a show causes notice, wanting his explanation within 7 days. It stated that the chairman needed due procedure to be followed.
“For violating the clauses of his central contract Younis has been given a show cause notice and has been inquired to elaborate his position to the Board within 7 days,” the PCB claimed.
Chairman Shahryar Khan stated that the decision to release the notice against a great player had been difficult.
“Younis has been a good servant of the Pakistani cricket and a real role model for youth. I feel hurt making this decision as we have to indicate that no one is bigger than the game,” he was quoted as claiming in the statement.
Younis had cancelled his flight for the city of Faisalabad on the day of Tuesday and rejected to comment on the notice.
The Pakistani cricket is marred by players’ discipline issues.
Local media stated that opener Ahmed Shehzad broke the glass in the dressing room during the similar tournament in the city of Faisalabad on the day of Monday while middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was engaged in a brawl with a group of youngsters after a stage drama.
PCB stated that it was investigating both the tragedies.
Batsman Miandad blasted the tragedies on the day of Monday and blamed the PCB for lenient steps. He stated that indiscipline should not be bear at any cost, “no matter how big a player”, as it sets a worst precedent.