Younis, 32, was banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board after a committee ruled that infighting between him and another former captain, Mohammad Yousuf, contributed to a series of embarrassing defeats.
But on Tuesday, Younis was handed the presidential pride of performance award for leading
“I feel proud about this award and thank
“At this point I don't want to speak about the penalties but I am in consultation and will lodge an appeal,” he added.
The PCB imposed a number of penalties against top players on March 10 after an inquiry into the team's dismal performance on the December-February tour of
Although the length and exact conditions of the bans on Younis and Yousuf were not fully explained, the pair were also excluded from the list of central contracts announced last week, further raising questions over their futures.
The banned players have 30 days to appeal against the sanctions.
The other sportsmen bestowed the award were Zakauddin (Hockey), Lal Saeed (Boxing) and Atta Muhammad Kakar (Sports promotion).