Lahore, Oct.21: Former Pakistan cricket captain Ramiz Raja is pleased with the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) decision to retain Younis Khan as the captain of the national squad, saying the rejection of Khan's resignation would improve the team's performance.
"I am happy that the decision has been taken and a period of uncertainty in our cricket has been ended that started with Younis' resignation," Raja said.
"It was necessary to continue with Younis as captain to ensure the rebuilding process of the team was not derailed and we keep on improving as a team which has done well this year," he added.
Raja also expressed happiness over the ending of the controversy, saying the incident was harming the image of the game.
"This controversy was bad for the image of Pakistan and that is why I am happy that it has ended and the board has also shown some strength," The Daily Times quoted Raja, as saying.
He, also supported Khan over his reaction to the match fixing allegations, saying any person would have reacted in the same manner as he (Younis Khan) did.
"Any sane person would react in such a manner when such allegations are made against you despite giving your best for the team. The players now need to concentrate on the coming Test series in New Zealand and Australia, which are very important for us," Raja added. (ANI)