'Relaxed' Yousuf, Younis unlikely to challenge PCB's ban in court

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Lahore, Mar.13 (ANI): Cricketers banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are unlikely to challenge the board's decision in the court of law, sources said.

According to sources in the PCB, neither Mohammed Yousuf nor Younis Khan have shown any intent of taking legal action against the board for its decision to ban both of them for an indefinite period.

Sources said the ban imposed on these two senior players would be lifted within two weeks.

Insiders said that the players are not thinking on the lines of fighting it in court as they fear PCB could producing some record, which may go against them.

Both Yousuf and Younis are likely to contact the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt to sort out issues and find some way to end the altercation.

The PCB had banned both Yousuf and Younis for an indefinite period and imposed hefty fines on star all-rounder Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik following the report of the inquiry, which was formed to probe the reasons behind Pakistan's pathetic performance in Australia.

Wicket keeper Kamran Akmal, his brother Umar Akmal and fast bowler Rana Naved-ul Hasan were also slapped fines for indulging in player politics and breaking the code of conduct during the winless Australia tour.

There are reports that both Younis and Yousuf did not take the penalties seriously, as they believe that the PCB cannot ignore them for Test cricket.

Pakistan has to play six Test matches, two against Australia and four against England starting from July.

While Yousuf is in Jhang in connection with his preaching engagements, Younis is busy fishing and Afridi is also likely to be involved in preaching for the next couple of days, The Dawn reports. (ANI)

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