KARACHI- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reinstated former captain and senior batsman Younis Khan in the top category of players awarded central contracts after his demotion was widely criticized.

Younis, 36, had been listed in category B but the PCB said on Wednesday that Chairman Najam Sethi had ordered an amendment to rectify the situation.

Under a new clause to be inserted into the rules, any player who has played over 300 matches in all three formats of the game, and has captained in all three formats, will be placed in Category 'A'.