PCB - Younus stays in charge
The Pakistan Cricket Board have rejected Younus Khan's resignation as national team captain.
Last Updated: 20/10/09 8:29am
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have rejected Younus Khan's resignation as national team captain.
Younus, 31, outlined his desire to quit the role in a letter handed to PCB chairman Ejaz Butt during a hearing of the National Assembly (NA) standing committee on sports in Islamabad on October 13.
The hearing had been 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.
Butt, however, has refused to accept the veteran batsman's offer and expects him to continue leading Pakistan through to the 2011 World Cup.
Younus succeeded Shoaib Malik last January and oversaw Pakistan's triumph at the World Twenty20 in England in June.
"I have not accepted Younus Khan's resignation," Butt said.
"There is no justification in removing him as captain.
"I realise and understand his reaction and had I been in his place I would've done the same."
Dasti later claimed he had never made any direct match-fixing allegations and that his comments were misunderstood by the media.
Pakistan's next assignment is a three-match one-day international series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi, starting on November 3.