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Yousuf fined, banned over wrong pads

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Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, 12:41 [IST]
 
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Yousuf fined, banned over wrong pads

Islamabad, Jan 24: Things are just not going right for Pakistani batsman Mohammad Yousuf. He was first left out of the World Cup squad and now he has been subjected to punitive action by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a breach of regulations.

Yusuf has been fined 15,000 rupees for wearing wrong coloured pads during the country's top domestic one-day tournament.

Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman Nadeem Sarwar says match referee Ilyas Khan also banned Yousuf for two one-dayers in domestic cricket.

Sarwar says Yousuf was twice warned by Ilyas to wear the proper orange-colored pads while batting for the Lahore Lions in the National One-day Tournament. However, the batsman chose to wear green colored pads in all four matches.

Yousuf, who was ignored by selectors for next month's World Cup, made scores of 61, 81, 74 and 10 in four innings but could not guide his team to the semi-finals.

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