PCB reject Younus resignation, offer job until 2011
Monday, 19 October 2009

The Pakistan Cricket Board have rejected captain Younus Khan's resignation and want him to lead the national team until the 2011 World Cup.

Younus tendered his resignation last week in protest at match-fixing allegations against the team. Sources close to Younus said he had told the board he would only withdraw his resignation if certain conditions were accepted, while the player himself said he had not closed the door on the captaincy.

"Obviously every captain needs to have some assurance of his tenure and Younus will continue to captain the side until the next World Cup," PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt told a news conference in Lahore on Monday.

Younus led Pakistan to victory in the Twenty20 World Cup in July and a host of former test players urged him to withdraw his resignation.

Younus submitted his resignation during a hearing of the National Assembly standing committee on sports in Islamabad.

The hearing was convened after committee chairman Jamshed Dasti said he would investigate reports that Pakistan had deliberately under-performed against Australia and New Zealand in the Champions Trophy which ended on Oct. 5.

Dasti later denied making match-fixing allegations and said his remarks had been misunderstood.

Source: bdnews24.com

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