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Younis fate to be decided today
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:Younis Khan

DateLine: 19th October 2009

 

The PCB will announce on Monday whether Younis Khan will continue as captain of the Test and ODI sides or a new skipper will be selected.

 

PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt will address a press conference immediately after concluding a meeting of the governing council in Lahore in which he is expected to inform the members what he plans to do.

 

Pakistan cricket plunged into a crisis after Younis submitted his resignation last week. His protest was against the match-fixing allegations made against him and his team for losing to Australia and New Zealand in the Champions Trophy.

 

The crisis divided Pakistan cricket with one side pressurising the board to accept Younis' resignation while the other believes the board should convince Younus to take back his resignation by accepting some of his demands.

 

The anti-Younis camp is propagating that if the board does not accept his resignation, it might lead to an open revolt by around eight to nine players in the team against his captaincy.

 

"Younis met the Chairman last week and made his position very clear that he will only take back his resignation if he is appointed until the tour of England next year and secondly he does not want Yawar Saeed or Shafqat Rana continuing in the management set up," a close aide of Younis said.

 

"If the board wants the betterment of Pakistan cricket and the team, they must accept Younis' demands. Younis, on his part, has no issues playing as a ordinary member of the team but he will not like to be a toothless captain," the aide said.


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