'No Disciplinary Action Against Younis' - Shaharyar

September 30, 2014

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity", but ruled out any disciplinary action against him for his outburst against the board and selectors.

"I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad, as he is a very senior player and we have lot of respect for him," Khan told Urdu daily Express.

Younis lashed out after being dropped for the ODI series against Australia and asked if a 36-year-old couldn't be in the future plans of the national selectors if he should shoot himself. He also offered to step aside from the Test side, challenging the selectors to build a new team in five-six months' time.

"Such statements are not worthy coming from Younis, given his stature. We have sent him a letter asking him to be careful in future and we expect him to understand the situation which does no good for the image of Pakistan cricket," Khan said. "But we have no intentions to take any disciplinary action against him and we hope he will settle down now.

"I have plans to meet him in future so that I can hear him out and see what grievances he has, but for the moment the selectors have finalised the team for the ODI series against Australia."

The PCB chief dismissed reports that Younis had been sidelined from the ODI side because of the incident in 2006 when he refused to lead the Pakistan team in the Champions Trophy in India after a tiff with Shaharyar Khan, who was the then chairman, over a minor issue.

"That incident has nothing to do with the team selection and after that happened myself and Younis sorted out things and it was over. There is no question of Younis not being treated with respect, he deserves it given his services to Pakistan cricket."

(Cricinfo)



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