Younas pulls out his contract with Yorkshire

Younas Khan the Pakistani middle order batsman who was the part of the team in the tests and ODIs previously has down pulled out his name from the contract he made with the Yorkshire cricket county.

Younas initially said yes to the Yorkshire when they approached him for upcoming season. Younas thought of not being the part of the Pakistani team that would be touring to Bangladesh to play test and ODI series.

He later changed his mind and told the PCB management that he is available for the tour. In result to this decision he then made a no to Yorkshire who was a bit annoyed for his last minute decision.

Younas wanted the Yorkshire management to wait till the PCB had announced the team for the Bangladesh tour. Yorkshire management was not keen in waiting and they immediately cancelled the contract with the right hander.

Martin Moxon who is the director of the Yorkshire cricket said that it is sad for us to cancel contract with test batsman of Pakistan, Younas Khan. The terms were agreed between us and Younas at that time was sure that he won’t be traveling to Bangladesh with his side.

However now he has asked us that it would be difficult for him to say no to use after being selected for the test series against Bangladesh.

For us the critical issue is time as the season is almost on our heads we cannot wait for him to get free so we have to move to some other name.

It is now official that Yorkshire will be signing in Cheteshwar Pujara in place of Younas Khan. Pujara has already has gained fame for his brilliant performance with the Indian test side.

He has also been a part of the previous county season when he represented Derbyshire. Pujara will be playing the first match of this season against Worcestershire in April.

Pujara has been in great form with the bat especially playing in the Indian national team and Martin knows his worth. We have seen Pujara playing in the Indian cricket team as well as for the Derbyshire.

He is a very fine player and has performed in pressure situations for his national team as well as the county one. So for us there was no better option apart from him.

Pujara has played 27 test matches and averages 47.11 with 6 hundreds in them. He is happy to be a part of his new county. Pujara has praised the quality of cricket Yorkshire played in the previous season and ending up as the champions proves their quality.

The BCCI have already have given Pujara a green signal for his next venture and after Sachin Tendulkar he will be the second Indian test batsman to play for Yorkshire.

It is a great honor for me to wear the same jersey that Sachin Tendulkar wore in his days with Yorkshire and I am looking forward to have a great season with them.

Pujara will be flying to UK in a few days time and hopefully he will be available for their first encounter with the Worcestershire.

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