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Younis Khan miffed at PCB for not inviting him for PSL launch

Younis Khan miffed at PCB for not inviting him for PSL launch
Younis Khan expressed his anger on the PCB for not inviting the 37-year-old to the launch of the PSL.
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Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan expressed his anger on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not inviting the 37-year-old to the launch of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20.

The PSL launch went underway in Lahore yesterday and was attended by the PCB chairman Shahryar Khan along with number of cricket greats as well as celebrities

However the ceremony did not feature greats like Younis, Javed Miandad or even Imran Khan.

Speaking to the Geo Super channel, Younis vented his anger the Pakistan board for the treatment handed over to him.

"I was not invited for the ceremony. They ignored my accomplishments for Pakistan and my achievements in T20 cricket," he said.

"But in a way it is good because they have sent me a clear message that where I stand as far as the PSL is concerned and if I will be a part of it or not.

"It doesn't matter to me at this stage of my career but it is disappointing not being invited for the PSL launch after having served Pakistan cricket for so long."

Following his poor performance in the 2015 World Cup, Younis was removed from Pakistan's limited overs set-up.

However the former Pakistan captain continues to be a vital cog in the Test team as seen during his knock of an unbeaten 171 helping his team chase down 377 in the fourth innings securing a series win against Sri Lanka.

Earlier in the week legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram adviced Younis to focus only on the longer format instead of One-Day Internationals which didn't go well with the 37-year-old.

"I respect him (Akram) a lot he is a legend of Pakistan cricket.

“But I think he should not bother or worry about me.

“Because after 15 years of international cricket I don't think I need to take anyone's advice to decide what to do about my career," Younis said.

The winners of the PSL will be awarded $10 million prize money, whereas, each player will also earn over $50,000.

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