Younus happy to continue

Pakistan captain heartened by recent support

Last Updated: 20/10/09 12:26pm

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Younus: resignation rejected

Younus: resignation rejected

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Younus Khan is willing to remain as national captain after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) rejected his resignation.

"The support that I have received from the board and the country through this time has been fantastic."
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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.

Dasti later claimed he had never made any direct match-fixing allegations and that his comments were misunderstood by the media.

And Butt refused to accept Younus' resignation, telling the veteran batsman he wanted him to lead the side through to the 2011 World Cup.

Fantastic

"I am very happy right now," Younus told Cricinfo.

"The faith that the chairman and the board has placed in me again, it's good to know.

"The support that I have received from the board and the country through this time has been fantastic."

Pakistan's next assignment is a three-match one-day international series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi, starting on November 3.

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