20 Sep 2008

Pakistan's Younis will turn down Twenty20 league

10:47 pm on 20 September 2008

The Pakistan batsman Younis Khan will skip the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League tournament to concentrate on playing first class cricket in Australia.

The tournament is to be held from the 3rd till the 120th of December with $6 million in prize money and will feature two teams from each of Australia, India and South Africa and the champions from the English and Pakistan domestic competitions.

Younis, however, has confirmed he won't play so he can fulfil his contract in Australia's domestic competition with South Australia.

He says Twenty20 cricket might be popular but it is nothing compared to first class cricket where players are really tested.