Lahore, Mar.27 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has clarified that the players, who were banned and slapped with hefty fines, can appeal against the decision as per the board's constitution.
A statement issued by the PCB said: "All the seven players who were banned or fined after the Australian Tour Inquiry Report have the right to appeal as per the guidelines laid down in the PCB Constitution clause number 35."
It may be noted that the PCB had given 30 days time to the players to appeal.
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.
It had also banned former captains Mohammed Yousuf and Younnis Khan for an indefinite period.
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 white washed in all three Tests, five one-dayers and a Twenty20 match. (ANI)