Younus Khan quits Pakistan Cup over umpiring fiasco
FAISALABAD: Pakistan Test veteran Younus Khan left the on-going Pakistan Cup midway after he was sent a notice for criticising umpiring standards after both of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwah’s (K-P) matches.
The 38-year-old, who captained Pakistan to their sole World T20 title, was critical of the umpiring decisions after K-P were beaten by Islamabad in their first match of the tournament. He once again complained about umpiring after K-P beat Punjab in the fourth match of the tournament by just two runs.
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Younus, after the second match, threatened the reserve umpire Rashid Riaz to raise their standards of decision delivery. Rashid took his complain to the match referee Azizur Rehman forwarded a notice to Younus.
Younus, then, left the tournament in protest. Pakistan right-hand opener Ahmed Shehzad is now going to lead the K-P side.
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Meanwhile, social media was abuzz with the news. Some called Younus immature while others seconded his opinion about the umpires.