Pakistan in West Indies 2011 May 8, 2011

Bereaved Younis Khan to return home

ESPNcricinfo staff

Younis Khan, the Pakistan batsman, 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.