LAHORE: Veteran Pakistani batsman Younus Khan, who led the team to the only World Twenty20 title, was angry on Sunday after he was not invited to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) launch ceremony by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Younus, while talking to a local sports channel, complained: “I was not invited for the ceremony. They ignored my accomplishments for Pakistan and my achievements in T20 cricket.
“But in a way it is good because they have sent me a clear message that where I stand as far as the PSL is concerned and if I will be a part of it or not.
“It doesn’t matter to me at this stage of my career but it is disappointing not being invited for the PSL launch after having served Pakistan cricket for so long,” he added, as quoted by NDTV.
The PSL launch ceremony was without some of the greats like Javed Miandad and Imran Khan. Even the former heads of the board, Ijaz Butt, Khalid Mehmood, Tauqir Zia and Zaka Ashraf, who are based in Lahore were absent from the ceremony.
Former captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif said that PCB’s treatment of former players was not good.
“Simple invitation cards were sent to former players that is all. Is this the way to hold such a big event by treating your greats at par with other guests,” said Latif.
Meanwhile, Younus also told bowling great Wasim Akram to mind his own business and not advise him about his career.
“I respect him a lot he is a legend of Pakistan cricket. But I think he should not bother or worry about me. Because after 15 years of international cricket I don’t think I need to take anyone’s advice to decide what to do about my career,” said Younis. …Agencies