PESHAWAR, 30 August: Eminent former cricketers Shahid Khan Afridi and Younis Khan have turned an invitation by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to participate in a farewell reception hosted in their honour.

According to media reports, the PCB Chairman Najam Sethi had telephoned Shahid Afridi, who is currently representing English county Hampshire in Net West Blast, for participation in the ceremony, but Afridi turned down the invitation.

The reports added that Younis Khan has also turned down the invitation to participate in the reception which will be held on 14 September.

Both the players were known to have troubled relations with the Board during their cricketing careers.