The Pakistan Cricket Board has barred former captains Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan from the National team indefinitely for behavior they say contributed to Pakistan’s poor performance on its recent tour of Australia. ”Younis and Yousuf both cannot represent Pakistan in any international games, but they can play in domestic cricket and compete in county cricket,” PCB legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi said. Malik and Naved were also fined Rs 2 million, wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal was handed a fine of Rs 3 million and Umar Akmal, younger brother of Kamran, was fined Rs 2 million.Shahid Afridi and both Akmal brothers will be on a probation of six months during which their conduct will be strictly monitored.
It is said the captain, coach and manager on the Australian tour had reported Malik and Rana for mis-behaviour and not cooperating with the management a fact confirmed by some other players who appeared before the probe committee. “Our main problem was discipline, but barring players, I am not sure, it doesn’t look nice to just end the international careers of such talented players,” Raja said.
This is the first time in Pakistan cricket history that the Pakistan Cricket Board has taken such strong disciplinary action against so many players at one time.Fining players is fine, it is always done in cricket but banning players for indiscipline is a little shocking.
”It’s the end of players’ power from our national team which is a very good sign,” Nawaz said. ”From now on every player will be very careful because they know that they can be fined or banned if they violate discipline.”
Pakistan Team is always seem under pressure when ever they played match away from home and after long time and this time it happened the same. Players seemed to be under pressure and lost all games against Australia. Australia won Test series, One Day series and T20 series too.
Under pressure Shaid Afridi tampered ball in One day game and was captured by cameras and he is also given punishment.
Game should be played under sportsmen-ship feeling not by thinking that it would be shameful that we lost the game. If not this time then surely try and work hard next time to achieve success and your goals.