Karachi: A day after being issued a show cause notice by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa captain Younis Khan has been allowed to return to the Pakistan Cup after apologizing for his misconduct.
The veteran Test batsman was given a show cause notice and fined 50 percent of his match fee after he quit the domestic tournament following a row with umpires.
After his side’s loss to Islamabad, Younis was exceedingly critical of the umpires and despite his side’s loss by two runs on Friday, the veteran Pakistan star expressed his displeasure with the match officials.
Confirming the news, the PCB said that Younis had begged forgiveness for his misconduct and, therefore, chairman Shaharyar Khan had decided to accept his explanation,the Express Tribune reported.
The PCB further added that Younis could now join the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa squad if they qualify for the finals of the Pakistan Cup.
Reflecting on his decision to accept Younis’ apology, Shaharyar said that the batsman had served the country for number of years, insisting that he had admitted his mistake and deserves a second chance.
Younis, who was summoned for a disciplinary hearing by match referee Azizur Rehman, had earlier expressed his willingness to rejoin the Pakistan Cup and also issued an apology.
But the PCB had stopped him to make a return, saying that Shaharyar wanted due process to be followed.