Retirement Yousuf's personal decision: PCB

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Islamabad, Mar.31 (ANI): Describing former captain Mohammed Yousuf's decision to retire from international cricket as his 'personal' choice, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it is now up to the selection committee to decide to whether pick him up for future assignments or not.

"Retirement is Yousuf 's personal decision, it now depends on the selection committee whether they select him for future assignments or not," PCB Chief Operating Officer (COO) Wasim Bari said.

Bari declined to comment on whether the PCB would ask Yousuf to reconsider his decision.

Meanwhile, several former Pakistani cricketers have denounced the PCB for forcing Yousuf to hang his boots.

Former captain and Yousuf's teammate Inzamam-ul-Haq criticised the PCB for ill-treating a player like Yousuf.

"You don't treat senior players like this, there is total confusion and contradiction in the charges made against Yousuf by the inquiry committee. I think Yousuf is hurt and will not change his decision," Inzamam said.

Another former skipper Rameez Raja described Yousuf's decision to call it a day as a 'bitter end to a glorious career.'

"For the last six months controversies have followed him and forced him to take this decision," Raja said. (ANI)

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