In protest: Younis Khan leaves UBL

Former Pakistan captain unhappy about bank’s decision to disband team


Newsdesk July 11, 2018
Since retiring from international cricket, Younis has been playing for UBL in the domestic circuit but he was unhappy about the closure of the team. Photo: AFP

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has left United Bank Limited (UBL) with immediate effect in protest over the bank’s decision to disband the team.

Since retiring from international cricket, Younis has been playing for UBL in the domestic circuit but he was unhappy about the closure of the team.

UBL will also give up its representation on Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) governing if it decides to quit domestic cricket.

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The team left the domestic arena in 1997 for a period of 15 years due to privatisation. The team resurfaced in 2011 and quickly established itself as one of the top departments in first-class cricket.

UBL was not able to go beyond the group stages in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy during the 2017-18 season. It finished second behind Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in Group 2 of the competition.

Over the course of its history, UBL has won the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy quadruple times while also winning the Pentangular Cup thrice. It also has various other accolades in the limited overs format to its credit.

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