PCB authorities on Wednesday changed a decision to demote star batsman Younis Khan from the top-tier of centrally contracted players following widespread criticism from the media and former players.
The 36-year-old was demoted to the second-rung of cricketers in the central contracts declared last week due to a rule preventing players who play in only one format of the game from being considered for a top level wage. Younis Khan, who is considered one of Pakistan’s modern-day batting greats, is now seen as a Test specialist having played his last ODI in 2013.
A PCB statement said Najam Sethi had intervened and suggested a change in the rules.Younis Khan has so far played in 89 Tests, 253 ODIs and 25 T20s, and led Pakistan to World T20 title in England 5 years back.
Category A: Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Younis Khan.