Lahore:The Pakistan Cricket Board has told all-rounder Rana Naved to file a formal appeal against his ban and fine instead of sending legal notices to them.
Rana had sent a legal notice to the board on Thursday seeking the reasons for his 12-month ban and the fine of Rs two million imposed on him by the board last month on the basis of an inquiry into the national team's tour to Australia.
"We have replied to his notice and told him that he needs to file a formal appeal with the governing board members as per the constitution of the board," PCB legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi said.
"It is only after he files an appeal we will let him know the reasons for the penalties imposed on him and then he can decide if he wants to approach the appellate tribunal for a review of his case," he said.
He also made it clear that the board was not bound to give any explanation to the players for the actions taken against them.
"They must file a formal appeal that is the process they have to follow," he added.
The board had also returned a similar notice from Younus Khan telling him to file a formal appeal.