Rana Naved serves legal notice to PCB questioning reasons behind ban

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Lahore, Apr.1 (ANI): Pakistani fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has served a legal notice to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) asking the board to explain the reasons for imposing a year's ban and a hefty fine on him.

"Naved has sent a legal notice to us in which he has inquired about the reasons of his punishment and we will soon respond to it," a PCB spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that the board has already given reasons for the punishments and now the cricketers were free to appeal against the decision.

"We have already issued charge sheets and now the players can appeal to an arbitrator through the PCB governing board, and if the arbitrator asks us to give detailed reasons of punishments we will comply," The Daily Times quoted the spokesperson, as saying.

The players have 30 days from the date of receiving the charge sheets to appeal to a three-judge tribunal

The spokesperson also said that former captain Younis Khan has sent a letter demanding the reasons for banning him from all forms of cricket for a year.

"We have also advised Younis to appeal and if the arbitrator asks for detailed reasons of his punishment we will follow the process," he said.

The PCB had banned and slapped hefty fines on seven senior cricketers, including former captain Mohammed Yousuf, and incumbent T20 skipper Shahid Afridi following an inquiry into the team's poor show in Australia.

Pakistan suffered a complete white wash during the tour Down Under losing all three Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match. (ANI)

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