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Govt not to interfere in Younis’s captaincy issue: Pak minister

Pakistani Sports Minister Aftab Shah Jilani has clarified that the government wouldn’t interfere in the Younis Khan’s captaincy issue.

Written by ANI | Lahore |
October 19, 2009 1:43:01 pm

Pakistani Sports Minister Aftab Shah Jilani has clarified that the government wouldn’t interfere in the Younis Khan’s captaincy issue.

“The ministry or no other quarter would intervene in this affair. The issue should be decided on merit and we hope that only merit would be kept at the top while deciding his fate as the future Pakistan captain. There is no room for political pressures in sports and that is what I want from the PCB,” the Daily Times quoted Jilani,as saying.

Younus Khan had resigned as captain of the Pakistan cricket team after the chairman of a parliamentary committee on Sports levelled match-fixing allegations against him.

The PCB is yet to take a decision on his resignation.

“The PCB is free to handle Younis’ issue and this I am saying after meeting with the top official here the other day,” Jilani said after meeting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari,who is also patron of the board.

“During the meeting,Younis’ captaincy issue never came under discussion,” he added.

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