PCB chief on collision course with Younis Khan

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Lahore, Aug.23 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt is apparently on a collision course with captain Younus Khan and the Governing Board (GB) members.

According to sources, there are reports of an altercation between the PCB chief and the captain.

Sources said Khan had asked Butt not to appoint any deputy for him, but the PCB chief arbitrarily appointed Shahid Afridi as the new vice-captain in place of Misbah-ul-Haq for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy, to be held in South Africa from September.

Younis Khan's request to appoint former wicket keeper Rashid Latif as the team coach was also refused by the PCB, The Dawn reports.

The PCB has also decided to replace assistant manager Mohammad Ahmed with former Test cricketer Shafqat Rana. However, it has refused to axe team manager Yawar Saeed , who has come under heavy criticism during the disastrous Sri Lanka tour.

"We cannot fire our people just because the media wants us to. We are considering Shafqat as the new manager of the team. That is why he has been given the responsibility of associate manager," Butt said.

Assistant coach Aaqib Javed was also sacked from his post due to the team's dismal show in the Sri Lanka series. He has been replaced by Mohtashim Rasheed. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, August 23, 2009, 17:10 [IST]
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