Younis Khan has called the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan to apologise for his actions during the Pakistan Cup in Faisalabad. Younis, the captain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had been fined 50% of his match fee for breaching level 2 of the PCB domestic code of conduct - his offences reportedly including questioning an umpiring decision, showing dissent and threatening an umpire - during the match against Punjab on Friday. He had refused to show up for his disciplinary hearing, and left for Karachi, his city of residence.
"Younis Khan made telephonic contact with chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan today," the PCB said in a statement. "He felt sorry for the incident that happened during the ongoing Pakistan Cup in Faisalabad. He appraised the Chairman about his willingness to participate in the remainder of the tournament."
Younis and the Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq are advisors to Shaharyar on cricketing affairs. In view of this, the statement quoted Younis as saying it was "obligatory on my part to participate in the premier [one-day] domestic tournament for the larger interest of the promotion of the game in the country."
Despite the call, the PCB said the charges leveled against Younis remained in place and the case would be processed accordingly.