PCB reverse decision after demoting Khan’s contract

"A class player like Younis Khan was a fitting candidate for category A"

“A class player like Younis Khan was a fitting candidate for category A”

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have reversed their decision to demote veteran batsman Younis Khan from a category A contract to a category B contract after the move was heavily criticised.

It was reported that Khan was infuriated and refused to sign the contract, which put pressure on PCB chairman Najam Sethi to¬†“rectify the situation”.

“According to the new clause to be inserted into the rules, any player who has played over 300 matches across the three formats of the game, and has captained in all three formats will be placed in category A,” Sethi was quoted as saying in a PCB release. “The committee comprising Zakir Khan, Moin Khan and Mohammad Akram did a good job in framing the rules [for giving out contracts], but it did not sufficiently address all issues, especially fitness and past performance, whereby a class player like Younis Khan was a fitting candidate for category A.”

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