PCB Chief Used Veto Powers for Younis Inclusion

According to a reliable source, Moin Khan, Waqar Younis and Misbah-ul-Haq were not in favor of having Younis Khan in the one-day squad because of his recent poor performances in this format.

updated: July 10, 2014 20:41 IST
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Younis Khan (L) had the support of erstwhile PCB chief Najam Sethi despite opposition against him from others.

Karachi: The now-defunct chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi had to use his veto powers to have former captain and senior batsman Younis Khan included in the one-day squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

Sethi told reporters that he had to interfere in selection matters and convince the chief selector, Moin Khan, head coach, Waqar Younis and captain, Misbah-ul-Haq to have Younis in the one-day squad. (Also read: Pakistan 'home' series vs India downgraded to 2-Test affair)

"Younis is a popular player and there is huge demand for his inclusion in the one-day side which is why I told the selectors and management he should be in the side for Sri Lanka," Sethi said.

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