Pakistan selector escapes with warning

Pakistan selector escapes with warning

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 29, 2011 07:07 hrs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket selector Mohammad Ilyas has escaped with a warning for making an unsanctioned public response to retired captain Shahid Afridi's allegations of nepotism.

The Pakistan Cricket Board suspended Ilyas earlier this month after the former test cricketer appeared in a television talkshow without the board's consent.

More on Sify Sports

But a disciplinary committee has recommended the PCB "issue a warning to Ilyas to exercise caution while dealing with the media in future."

The committee also recommended that PCB lift Ilyas' suspension.

Afridi was fined 4.5 million rupees ($52,300) for violating the PCB code of conduct after he criticized selectors and PCB officials when he was removed as ODI captain.

More from Sify: