Pakistan bar Younus and Yousuf for life

Former captains Younus Khan. (AP)

Former captains Younus Khan and Muhammad Yousuf will no longer be considered for selection by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after an inquiry into reports of infighting on the disastrous tour of Australia.

The PCB chose to implement the recommendations of an inquiry committee to also hand out 12-month bans to Shoaib Malik and Rana Naved and fine Shahid Afridi and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal Rs3 million (Dh128,548) and Umar Akmal Rs2m (Dh88,147).

"Mohammed Yousuf and Younus Khan... attitude had a trickledown effect, which is a bad influence for the whole team [and they] should not be part of [the] national team in any format," the cricket board said in a statement yesterday.

The decision by the PCB left new head coach Waqar Younis shocked and left to try and rebuild a side for the defence of their Twenty20 World Cup title in West Indies in April.


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