Younus Khan has resigned as Pakistan captain in protest at allegations of match-fixing made by a senior member of parliament.
Younus, 31, submitted his resignation to Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ejaz Butt during a hearing of the National Assembly standing committee on sports in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The hearing was called to discuss the performance of the team at the recent ICC Champions Trophy after the NA committee chairman Jamshed Dasti said on television he had evidence Pakistan deliberately under-performed against Australia and New Zealand in the tournament.
Pakistan lost to Australia in the group stage and were beaten by New Zealand in the semi-final.
"Yes, I have submitted my resignation because I am disgusted by these match-fixing allegations made against me and the team," Younus told Reuters.
"I have told the chairman to go through my resignation and read my point of view."
Sources close to Younus said his letter indicated he wanted to take a break from cricket and would not be available for the upcoming series against New Zealand and Australia.
Butt, however, said after the hearing that he had asked Younus to withdraw his resignation.
"At this stage I can only say if he sticks to his decision then his resignation would be discussed by the governing council of the board at its next meeting on October 19," Butt said.
Dasti, meanwhile, claimed he had never made any direct match-fixing allegations and that his comments were misunderstood by the media.
And he came away from the hearing satisfied that no match-fixing had occurred.
"We are totally satisfied with the explanation of the team management and board. The committee is satisfied no match-fixing took place," Dasti said.
Younus succeeded Shoaib Malik as Pakistan captain last January and led his country to victory at the World Twenty20 in England in June.
Pakistan's next international assignment is a three-match one-day international series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi, starting on November 3.