Legendary cricketer, Younis Khan has resigned from United Bank Limited (UBL) both as a player and captain following the franchise’s decision to disband their cricket team.
The resignation letter was submitted to the President of UBL, Sima Kamil. The former Captain of the national team tried his best to revert the decision to withdraw from domestic cricket. However, it didn’t work out after UBL’s decision to disband the team was deemed final.
My resignation from UBL after meeting the president Sima Kamil today. Unfortunately, they are sticking to their decision of closing the UBL cricket team. I feel sorry for my teammates; sorry guys I tried my best, but I let you all down.
My resignation from UBL after meeting the president Sima Kamil today. Unfortunately, they are sticking to their decision of closing the UBL cricket team. I feel sorry for my teammates; sorry guys I tried my best, but I let you all down. pic.twitter.com/4s8bYOyNIi
— Younus Khan (@YounusK75) July 11, 2018
July 11 was Younis Khan’s last day as a player/captain of the once glorious cricketing department of the domestic circuit.
The T20 World Cup winning captain joined UBL in 2015 and despite retiring from international cricket, Younis kept playing for his domestic side.
After the franchise’s decision to shut down its cricketing future, the captain was very vocal and did his best to convince the stakeholders to reconsider their path. According to reports, he also went to the United Kingdom to resolve the matter with Sima Kamil.
The resignation letter puts an end to his struggles as well as his fellow cricketers in the axed team.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time guiding these young men to numerous victories, but unfortunately given current circumstances, it places me in a very awkward position. My last day as captain/player will be 11 July 2018.
UBL has been a huge name in the domestic cricket circuit, winning Quaid-e-Azam Trophy four times, Patron’s Trophy once and Pentangular Cup thrice.
“I will always be grateful to you and the entire UBL team. Many thanks for your understanding,” said Younis in the farewell note to his fans.