PCB bans Yousuf, terminates his central contract

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) terminating the central contract of the country’s renowned batsman Mohammad Yousuf has banned him on playing cricket in the country after he has joined the controversial Indian Cricket League (ICL).

Director operations PCB Zakir Khan said at a press conference here on Wednesday that the ban on Mohammad Yousuf on playing cricket in the country or for the country would continue as long as he would be playing the ICL.

He said that the central contract of Mohammad Yousuf has been terminated and with that the board would recover from him all the expenses incurred on his case against the ICL.

Zakir Khan further said that the PCB has learnt that the Indian Premier League (IPL) would also approach to the court on the case of Yousuf.

He said that the chairman PCB has given his approval for including Khalid Lateef in the national squad for the series against the West Indies, to be played in Abu Dhabi, in place of Mohammad Yousuf.

Zakir Khan said that former captain Saleem Malik was not offered any position in the board and Rashid Lateef has taken hasty decision in this regard. Rashid should had taken any step after confirming from the board.

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