Pakistan all-rounder Rana Naved filed an appeal against a one-year ban from the national team and a fine of two million rupees.

Pakistan Cricket Board last month punished Naved for poor performance during the team’s woeful tour of Australia earlier this year.

“What I was told by the cricket board was that my performance in the Twenty20 match against Australia was not up to the mark,” Naved told reporters.

“I don’t think so it’s such a big crime and I hope I will get the justice.”

Naved is the third player after Akmal brothers - Kamran and Umar - to file an appeal.

The PCB imposed bans and fines on seven players on the recommendations of an inquiry, which investigated Pakistan’s tour of Australia. Pakistan lost the Test series 3-0 and was routed 5-0 in the one-day series before losing the only Twenty20 game.

“Performing well in all the matches is not in the hand of a player,” Naved said.

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