Ahmed Shehzad to lead KPK after Younis quits


Swashbuckling Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been confirmed new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa captain as Younis Khan quits the ongoing Pakistan Cup in protest of ‘substandard umpiring’ in the tournament.

KPK manager Mukhtiar Hussain also confirmed the development on Saturday and said opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad would take over the reins from Younis.

According to the media, the dispute began during KPK vs Punjab match when Misbah was out plumb in early stages of his innings, but umpire gave him not out.

Younis expressed utter displeasure when umpire Shozab Raza said he could not declare a batsman like Misbah out instantly.

Misbah went to score 82 runs in that match and won it for his team, he was also picked Man of The Match.

At the end of the match, Younis complained to fourth umpire Rashid Riaz and also mentioned the poor umpiring standards in the post match ceremony.

Considering it an offence against discipline, Match Referee Azeezur Rehaman had imposed 100 % match fees fine on Younis and also warned him for the next time.

Angry on this decision, Younis has reportedly decided to quit the tournament in the middle.

According to latest updates, PCB is pondering to take action over discipline violation against Younis Khan who neither appealed against fine nor attended the hearing, rather withdrew from the tournament.