Monday 25 August 2014 

Younus Khan Returns Home

Younus Khan takes a catch in training
Younus Khan will miss the end of Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka
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Pakistan batsman Younus Khan will miss the final two One-Day Internationals in Sri Lanka following a family bereavement.

Younus is already on his way home to Pakistan to be with his family following the death of his nephew.

"I am deeply saddened at the passing away of your nephew," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said in a message to Younus.

"Please accept my condolences, and convey these to your family as well".

A PCB spokesman added: "The Board’s upper tier management as well as entire staff prays to the Almighty to bestow the departed soul with eternal peace and grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss."

Pakistan won the opening match in Hambantota by four wickets and the remaining matches take place on Tuesday (26th August) and Saturday (30th August).

The vastly experienced Younus, 36, has played 91 Tests, 254 ODIs and 25 Twenty20 Internationals, leading Pakistan to success at the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England.

© Cricket World 2014

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Fixtures & Results
6th-10th August: 1st Test, Galle
Sri Lanka 533-9 dec. & 99-3 beat
Pakistan 451 & 180 by seven wickets
14th-18th August: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 320 & 282 (Sangakkara 59) beat
Pakistan 330 & 165 (Herath 5-57) by 105 runs
23rd August: 1st ODI, Hambantota
Pakistan 277-6 (Sohaib Maqsood 89no) beat
Sri Lanka 275-7 by four wickets (D/L)
26th August: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
Sri Lanka 310-9 (Mathews 93, Jayawardene 67) beat
Pakistan 233 (Mohammad Hafeez 62) by 77 runs
30th August: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
Sri Lanka 104-3 (Dilshan 50no) beat
Pakistan 102 (Perera 4-34) by seven wickets