Younis Khan quits UBL after franchise pulls out of domestic circuit

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Karachi: Former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has never been afraid to say what he feels, with that trait showing so sign of abating even as he stands retired from international cricket. Angered – and seemingly hurt – by his domestic franchise United Bank Limited’s decision to disband the cricket team, Younis announced his resignation as both captain and player, and that 11 July 2018 was “his last day”.

Younis, who signed for UBL in 2015, had continued to play for the side since retiring from international cricket. However, he has struggled for form this season, crossing double figures just twice in six innings. Even so, he was one of the most vocal opponents of shutting down the side. His letter, and notice of resignation today, appeared to be an official indication that that battle had been lost.

Younis posted the letter on Twitter, saying that he had met UBL’s president Sima Khalil, and was unable to change her mind on the decision. He apologised, saying he had “tried my best, but I let you all down”.

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