Pakistan cricket captain quits over accusation

younis-khan_IntikhabYounis Khan has quit as captain of Pakistan's cricket team in anger after being summoned to protect himself against allegations of intentionally losing matches, but his resignation has not been accepted.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said the batsman's conclusion was a hasty one, and it plans to discuss the matter more with the player.

The 31-year-old, who was given the captaincy in January, having first led his national side in 2005, was angry when a government official accused Pakistan of deliberately losing two matches at the recent Champions Trophy in South Africa.

Jamshed Dasti, chairman of the National Assembly standing board on sports, claimed Pakistan had lost to Australia in order to end rivals India's hopes of qualifying for the semifinals.

He also said Younis' team had deliberately lost the semifinal against New Zealand, a match the Pakistanis were sure of winning.

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