Butt, Afridi to meet to decide on Younis's future

Published: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 13:53 [IST]
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Butt, Afridi to decide Younis's future

Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan's inclusion in the national team is still uncertain, as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has summoned one-day captain Shahid Afridi for a meeting on Monday (August 13) to decide on the veteran batsman"s future.

PCB insiders has said that Butt has called Afridi for a one-on-one meeting to discuss the team set up for the upcoming five one-day matches and two T20s against England, starting September 5.

“There are clear indications that in the meeting it will be decided if Younis should be considered for the ODI series in England," The Daily Times quoted sources, as saying.

However, Iqbal Mohammad Ali, who heads the National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports, said Butt, who was earlier against including Younis in the national squad, has changed his stance.

“Ijaz appeared to have changed his stance on Younis and indications are that he should be back in the team soon," Ali said.

Sources said that Butt has been under tremendous pressure from various quarters for not allowing selectors to pick the veteran batsman for the England tour despite him having a fairly good record there.

Both Younis Khan and Mohammed Yousuf were slapped hefty fines and banned for an indefinite period by the PCB following the disastrous Australia tour earlier this year.


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