LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was set to suspend allegations levied against Younus Khan after it lifted the year-long ban against Shoaib Malik if not for the prevailing confusion over the actual charges levied against Younus.
The PCB, in details given to Younus’ lawyer Ahmed Qayyum, had imposed an indefinite ban and stated that “as and when the PCB deems appropriate, Younus will be considered for selection for the national team”.
However, as The Express Tribune reported earlier, Younus is available for selection for the Asia Cup and the tour of England even if his hearing goes on thus making the hearing invalid on the basis of which the two parties seem to have conflicts on.
“The lawyer wanted to cross examine members of the inquiry committee,” PCB’s legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi told The Express Tribune. “That was refused and after each request, they came back with another and that delayed the outcome.”
However, Qayyum said, “The PCB wants to decide Younus’ fate. Their allegation against him are baseless and the PCB has no evidence.”
Published in the Express Tribune, May 31st, 2010.