Karachi:The Pakistan Cricket Board and some former Test players are not happy with the recent statements made by skipper Younus Khan that he is willing to play Twenty20 cricket for the national team.
Younus had announced his retirement from T20 cricket after Pakistan won the Twenty20 World Cup in England in July this year insisting he was too old for the shortest format of the sport.
But in recent days he has shown interest in coming out of retirement to play T20 cricket once again despite the board appointing Shahid Afridi as the captain of the national T20 side until the World Cup in West Indies next year.
"What is Younus trying to do create more discord in the team, what is the necessity of such statements so soon after a major crisis has been averted in Pakistan cricket," a board official said, declining to be named.
He pointed out that it was a fact that some players still had reservations over Younus's attitude as captain and for him to keep on saying he wanted to play T20 cricket again was tantamount to creating problems in the team.
"It is no secret that Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik and couple of other players had complained about Younus to the PCB Chairman after Champions Trophy but the Chairman pacified them and instead rejected Younus's resignation and asked him to continue as captain till the 2011 50-overs World Cup," one official said.