LAHORE The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refused to grant any out-of-the-way relief to the cricketers who were banned and were put on probation. A PCB official said that the board has its own mechanism and it would follow that to pardon any cricketer. The appeal committee has been formed and any cricketer who have approached it would get relief according to the recommendation of that committee. He said that reports of revoking the three million rupees fine slapped on T20 captain Shahid Afridi for his shocking ball biting act in Australia are incorrect. Afridi, who was banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for two T20 matches for ball tampering, had asked the PCB to review the fine, saying one can not be punished twice for an offence. The official said that the PCB received a letter from Afridi and it was not an appeal. Two punishments cannot be given for one offence. I met PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt and requested him for revoking the fine. I am just lodging a personal appeal with the PCB Chairman for revoking the fine. I am not challenging PCB authority, Afridi had said. Afridi said he was eagerly looking forward to the ICC World T20 Championship in the West Indies, and would give his best to help the team defend the title. Leading the team is a great challenge and I am looking forward to successfully defend the title in the West Indies, he said. Similarly, the PCB said all the reservations of former captain Younus Khan would be removed. The counsel of Younus has been advised in a letter written to him, to appeal under the Law against the punishment meted out to Khan. The PCB also refused to give details to the counsel, reports said. Former Test captain Younus Khan has been told he can appeal against his indefinite ban from the Pakistan team. Its the fundamental right of a player to file an appeal and Younus can also go through this process, Pakistan Cricket Board legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi said on Wednesday. The PCB banned Younus for an indefinite period for indiscipline on March 10 the recommendation of an inquiry committee formed to investigate Pakistans lopsided defeats in Australia earlier this year. Rizvi said that the cricket board had received a letter from Younus lawyer seeking clarifications on the ban. The PCB is just like a post office in this issue, a player can file an appeal to its governing board which will then forward it to the appellate tribunal, Rizvi said. The PCB set a deadline of 30 days from March 17 for Younus and the other six players who were fined and banned to appeal against their punishments. Mohammad Yousuf, who retired from international cricket on Monday, was also banned for an indefinite period. The inquiry committee said Yousuf was involved in infighting with Younus which affected the teams performance in Australia. Yousuf said he could not understand why the PCB banned him, but had not decided whether he would file an appeal against the ban. All-rounder Rana Naved and Shoaib Malik were banned for one year and handed a fine of two million rupees ($23,500), wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal was fined three million rupees ($35,200) and younger brother Umar Akmal was fined two million rupees ($23,500). Rizvi said Naved had sent a legal notice to the PCB challenging the ban and fine on Wednesday. We will respond to this notice very shortly as nobody can stop a person from serving a legal notice to anyone, he said. The PCBs legal adviser said that the cricket board was also looking into a letter sent by Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi, who was handed a fine of three million rupees ($35,200) for ball tampering during the limited-overs series against Australia. We are also looking into the details of Afridis letter and will respond to it, Rizvi said. The Akmal brothers have so far not appealed against their fines. The three-member appellate tribunal comprises two retired Supreme Court judges, Munir Sheikh and Jamshed Ali Shah, and a former high court judge Irfan Qadir.