Banned, fined Pak players to appear before PCB appellate tribunal on Friday

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Lahore, Apr.28 (ANI): Pakistani cricketers, who were banned and fined by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), have been summoned to appear before a one-man appellate tribunal on Friday for a hearing into the appeal filed by them against their respective punishments.

Last week, the PCB had appointed retired high court judge Irfan Qadir to hear the appeals of players who were punished for different accounts of violation of the board's code of conduct.

"I have issued notices to the players to appear on Friday for a preliminary proceeding on their appeals and they will be given all basic rights under the law," The Daily Times quoted Qadir, as saying.

"If some of the players demand specific reasons for their punishment, we will provide them with that as well, as this is their right," he added.

Last month, the PCB had imposed an indefinite ban on former captains Younis Khan and Mohammed Yousuf after an enquiry commission found them responsible for infighting, which led the team down during the disastrous Australia tour.

All-rounders Shoaib Malik, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan were fined two million rupees each and banned for a year. Incumbent T20 skipper Shahid Afridi was also fined three million rupees for his shocking ball-chomping act during the last one-day international against the Kangaroos.

Brothers Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal were fined Rs 3 and 2 million respectively for discipline breaches and were given six months' probation.

Following the ban Yousuf retired from international cricket in protest. (ANI)

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