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younis khan apologizeThe PCB has accepted Younis Khan’s apology for showing dissent during the Pakistan Cup in Faisalabad and his subsequent abandonment of his team and refusal to attend a disciplinary hearing.

On Tuesday, the PCB had barred Younis from participating in the tournament and served him a show-cause notice asking him to explain his actions. Younis responded by apologising and expressing his regret over the incident.

“Younis has served Pakistan cricket for a number of years and he has developed a shining reputation in Pakistan and abroad,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said. “While this incident is unfortunate, I am glad to note that Younis has admitted his mistake.”

ESPNcricinfo understands that Younis’ alleged misdemeanours included questioning an umpiring decision, showing dissent and threatening an umpire during a Pakistan Cup game in Faisalabad. Reacting to the charges, Younis, captain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, reportedly left his team in protest and refused to attend the disciplinary hearing.

He was fined 50% of his match fee for breaching level 2 of the PCB domestic code of conduct. Younis had apologised to the PCB chairman on Monday as well, but he was served a show-cause notice.

Following the acceptance of his second apology, Younis may now rejoin the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa squad should the team qualify for the final of the Pakistan Cup.

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