Banned, fined Pak cricketers seek legal advice over PCB's 'harsh' punishment

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Lahore, Mar.19 (ANI): The Pakistani cricketers who were banned and slapped with hefty fines by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are seeking legal advice after receiving a detailed copy of their punishment by the board.

According to sources, all seven players, who were punished by the PCB for their misconduct during the disastrous Australia tour, have received copies detailing penalties and bans on them, and have now sought legal advice for further action, The News reports.

It may be noted that the PCB has given the players 30 days to appeal against its decision.

None of the players, including former captains Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan who were banned for an indefinite period, have spoken about the PCB's decision or disclosed if they would challenge its 'harsh' punishments.

The PCB had suspended former captain Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan for one year, and slapped hefty fines on star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, wicket keeper Kamran Akmal and his batsman brother Umer Akmal following the recommendations of a committee headed by the Chief Operating Officer (CCO) Wasim Bari.

The PCB had formed the six-member committee to look into Pakistan's deplorable performance during the tour of Australia, during which the visitors were whitewashed in all three Tests, five one-dayers and a Twenty20 match. (ANI)

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