Pakistan news June 19, 2010

Naved asked to approach PCB to reconsider sanctions

Cricinfo staff

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan's appeal against the one-year ban and fine imposed on him by the PCB has been adjourned until next week. In the meantime, he has been asked to approach the PCB to reconsider the sanctions imposed on him.

"Naved's appeal was heard on Saturday and the arbitrator has ordered the allrounder to approach the PCB to reconsider the sanctions on him and the case will be heard on June 26," PCB legal advisor Talib Rizvi told AFP.

"The PCB has reconsidered the sanctions on all players, so if Naved approaches the PCB his case will also be reconsidered," said Rizvi, dismissing suggestions the PCB succumbed to political pressure to revoke the penalties. "PCB has sent strong signals that any indiscipline will not be tolerated and the sanctions were revoked and fines were reduced only after players confessed their crimes," he said.

Of the seven punished players, Mohammad Yousuf was the only one not to appeal, announcing his retirement from the game instead. The bans on Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik were revoked, while the fines on Shahid Afridi and the Akmal brothers were reduced.