Younis Khan quits Pakistan Cup midway
Published - Apr 24, 2016 10:14 am | Updated - Apr 24, 2016 10:14 am
Former Pakistan skipper and legendary batsman Younis Khan quit the domestic cricket tournament Pakistan Cricket Cup midway following a 100 percent match fee fine being imposed on him.
Younis Khan played as the captain of Khan’s Giggly Boom Boom Bubble Gum Khyber Pakhtunwala side in the tournament. Pakistan Cricket Cup is the domestic 50 over tournament of Pakistan. While the rest of the world is concentrating on T20s, Pakistan has stuck with the traditional formats, especially the 50 over matches. Five teams participate in the tournament, namely, Khyber Pakhtunwala, Punjab, Sindh, Islamabad and Balochistan. A total of 11 matches are played and the teams finishing on the top of the table lock horns for the knockout championship.
Younis played 2 matches before abandoning the series. He played exceptionally to score a 59 ball 61 to take his side to a decent total of 212 against Islamabad. However, his efforts went in vain as the team ended on a losing note. In the next game, he led his side to a victory against Punjab but only by 2 runs in a close contest.
After the match, he was fined 100 percent of his match fees for criticizing the umpiring flaws. The fine didn’t go well with the veteran right-handed batsman. Younis thus decided to call it quits and left the tournament midway abandoning it. What action the PCB takes on this will be interesting to see. For the moment, his team management will have to look out for a replacement for Younis Khan and also decide who would lead the team in the next couple of league games against Sindh and Balochistan.