"Frustated" Younis demands suspension of indefinite ban imposed by PCB

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Lahore, May 16 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket captain Younis Khan has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to lift the indefinite ban on him, saying that the allegations made against him were baseless.

"Younis is frustrated at the delay in hearing and has demanded the ban should be suspended with immediate effect," Younis' counsel Ahmed Qayyum told media persons after the one-man tribunal hearing his appeal against the ban deferred the case till May 29.

Younis along with former skipper Mohammed Yousuf was banned for an indefinite period by the PCB following a report of an enquiry commission which blamed them for infighting in the team during the disastrous tour of Australia during December 2009-January 2010.

Several other players, including Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik were also banned and fined on the basis of the enquiry commission's report.

Except Yousuf, who retired from cricket in protest against the ban, all six penalised players have lodged appeals against the ban and fine slapped by the board.

Qayyum also criticised the PCB for the way it has been handling the whole issue, and demanded an open proceeding of the case.

"We want to argue against all those people who have accused Younis of being 'arrogant and causing problems', an opportunity not given to us yet," The Daily Times quoted Qayyum, as saying. (ANI)

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