LAHORE Brushing aside speculations about his retirement from international cricket after being banned for an indefinite period by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former Pakistan captain Younus Khan has said that he would hang his boots when he is at his best. Younus, who was banned along with former captain Mohammed Yousuf, who announced his retirement in protest against the PCBs punishment earlier this week, said he has no plans to emulate the latter. However, reports say that the former captain is planning to move the court instead of filing an appeal. Right after the 2003 World Cup several senior players like Saeed Anwar, Saqlain Mushtaq and Wasim Akram were discarded from the team. That is when I decided that I would retire from cricket when I am at my peak, Younus was quoted by PakPassion as saying. Commenting on Pakistans chances of winning the forthcoming ICC T20 World Championship in West Indies, Younus, who has an impressive Test career average of 50.09 and 16 centuries to his name, expressed the hope the home team will successfully defend the title. If you look at the squad that won the cup last year and the current squad, only a handful of players are missing. Most of the names are the same so we should have a good chance at defending the title, he said. When reminded that the Pakistani middle order looks ordinary in his and Yousufs absence, the right-handed batsman said there are several players who would take on the job. Umar Akmal will be able to replace me and Yousuf as the anchor of the batting line up and although Shoaib Malik will be missed due to the recent ban imposed on him; Fawad Alam should make up for it sufficiently, Younus said. Meanwhile, Younus seems all set to take the PCB to court over the boards refusal to give reasons for a ban slapped on him last month. Younus was banned indefinitely by the PCB last month while six other leading cricketers were also severely punished in the wake of a disastrous tour of Australia during December-February. Reports said that Younus and his lawyer are not comfortable with filing an appeal with the PCB against the ban and are instead planning to file a case in court against the ban as they want to know on what grounds PCB imposed the ban. The PCB refused to give details of charges against Younus for the ban and told his lawyer to file an appeal against the punishment, a report said. But Younus wants to know the charges against him and would seek legal help to do that. PCB asks Rana to file in-house appeal instead of legal notices The Pakistan Cricket Board has told all-rounder Rana Naved to file a formal appeal against his ban and fine instead of sending legal notices to them. Rana had sent a legal notice to the board, on Thursday, seeking the reasons for his 12-month ban and the fine of Rs 2 million imposed on him by the board last month on the basis of an inquiry into the national teams tour to Australia. We have replied to his notice and told him that he needs to file a formal appeal with the governing board members as per the constitution of the board, PCB legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi said. It is only after he files an appeal we will let him know the reasons for the penalties imposed on him and then he can decide if he wants to approach the appellate tribunal for a review of his case, he said. He also made it clear that the board was not bound to give any explanation to the players for the actions taken against them. They must file a formal appeal that is the process they have to follow, he added. The board had also returned a similar notice from Younus Khan telling him to file a formal appeal.