14 Oct 2009

Pakistan parliamentary committee clear Younus Khan of match fixing

6:05 pm on 14 October 2009

The Pakistan cricket captain Younus Khan has tendered his resignation amid match fixing charges, involving his side's loss to New Zealand at the recent Champions Trophy tournament in South Africa.

A parliamentary sports committee has cleared him of any wrongdoing but Younus Khan says he's disgusted by the allegations.

National Assembly committee chairman Jamshed Dasti had alleged that Pakistan deliberately under-performed during the competition - although he later insisted that the committee never intended to make match-fixing allegations against the players.

Pakistan cricket board chairman Ijaz Butt says he hopes to convince Younus Khan to stay on in the role.