Bereaved Younis to return home

Updated: 09 May 2011 09:59 IST

Younis Khan of Pakistan, will return home from West Indies on Sunday after his elder brother died in Germany. The PCB has given Younis permission to miss the two-Test series which starts next Thursday.

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Younis Khan of Pakistan, will return home from West Indies on Sunday after his elder brother died in Germany. The PCB has given Younis permission to miss the two-Test series which starts next Thursday.

"Younis is returning home today as unfortunately his elder brother, Shamshad Khan, has passed away in Germany," a board official said.

There is unlikely to be a replacement for Younis for the first Test because of logistical reasons, but the team management may consider someone for the second Test.

The loss of Younis, a 67-Test veteran, will be a big blow for a side that is thin on experience. His absence means there is no one in the Pakistan squad who has played a Test in the West Indies.

Topics : Cricket Younis Khan Ijaz Butt New Zealand Pakistan
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