Hit Wicket ! Lifetime Bans for Younis and Yousuf

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PVB) has imposed lifetime ban on former captains Mohd Yousuf and Younis Khan besides banning another former captain Shoaib Malik and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan for one year due to their poor performance against Australia.

The debacle probe was carried out after open rebellion by several players during the Australian tour. The inquiry found the pair had been involved in “infighting which resulted in bringing down the whole team”.

Pakistan faces the task of defending their ICC World Twenty20 crown in the Caribbean next month. Later, it will make a tour of England. with depleted resources, critics say it will be an uphill task.

The cricketing board also warned Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal and Omar Akmal. Shahid Afridi has been fined for involvement in ball tampering.

Malik and Naved were also fined two million rupees, wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal was handed a fine of three million rupees, and Umar Akmal, younger brother of Kamran, was fined two million rupee. Both the brothers have also been put on probation for six months.

Afridi was fined 3 million rupees for ball tampering during the one-day series against Australia. “For the shameful act of Shahid Afridi, which has brought the game and country into disrepute, he be fined Rs3m . A warning be issued to him by the chairman of the PCB and he be put on probation for six months, during which his conduct be strictly monitored,” the PCB inquiry report said.

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