27 Mar 2010

Afridi and Younus challenge Pakistan punishments

6:54 am on 27 March 2010

Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi and former test skipper Younus Khan have challenged recent punishments by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Afridi says he's written to the board appealing against the $35,000 fine imposed for his ball-tampering offence in Australia

The all-rounder's decision to appeal came just two days after the board appointed him captain for next month's Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.

He says he's already served a two-match ICC ban and shouldn't be punished twice.

Younus's lawyer says he's asked the board to provide evidence of his suspended client's offence.

Younus and former skipper Muhammad Yousuf were suspended after reports of in-fighting between the pair during the unsuccessful tour of Australia.