LAHORE Pakistan captain Salman Butt disclosed that he was kept in the dark about the decision to recall senior batsman Muhammad Yousuf for the remaining Tests in England was taken. According to reports Butt said that since he had just taken over captaincy, it was the Cricket Board and the selectors who took the decision to call up Yousuf to the national team. I took over the captaincy few days back in emergency conditions. It were the selectors and team management that decided to call up Yousuf. I had no direct say in the matter. But obviously in future I will have my say in important decisions, Butt said on television. Salman Butts claim, however, contradicted Pakistan Cricket Boards statement on Monday stated that PCB chairman Ijaz Butt met the tour selection committee comprising team manager, coach and captain and a decision was made on the inclusion of certain players in the squad. Chairman PCB contacted chief selector Mohsin Khan on telephone and after his consent the changes were announced. Therefore the reports alleging differences on selection are without merit, the statement had said. Salman Butt who took over as Test captain after the retirement of Shahid Afridi after the first Test against Australia last month. Commenting on the recall of Yousuf, Butt said that he generally felt that whenever a senior player joined the team it was beneficial for the younger players and the team. I dont want to get into controversies but it is a fact that whether it is Younus or Yousuf, senior players have their own role to play because of their experience, he said. On the prospects of Yousuf playing the second Test against England starting on Friday, Butt said this was for Yousuf to decide himself. When he joins the team he is the best person to judge himself whether he is physically and mentally ready for a Test comeback. He would know best what to do. We will then decide accordingly what team to play in the match, said the left-handed opener. Butt, however, made it clear that he had a lot of faith in the young players and pointed out that they needed time to settle down in international cricket. I have been saying that we have a good team and it has capacity to perform well. We need to work out batting and fielding issues the bowlers have been doing well so far on the tour and that is a positive sign for us, he said. Meanwhile, former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf has got England sports visa on Wednesday. It has been learnt that the stylish middle order batsman has got sports visa and will leave for England in the first available flight. The second test between Pakistan and England will begin from Friday, however, the chances of inclusion of Yousuf in playing squad are thin. Spinner Hasan Raza who was already in England has already joined the team. Yousuf will rush to London and the possibility is that if he did not reach England by Thursday, his participation in the second test match is dicey. But the PCB expects that he would join the national cricket team today ahead of its second Test against England which gets underway Friday. Yousuf, who was recalled by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following the teams crushing defeat in the opening Test against England in Nottingham last Sunday, has managed to obtain a visa and will join his teammates in Birmingham on Thursday night. A Pakistan team official said that a decision on whether to include Yousuf in the playing eleven for the second Test will be taken by the tour selection committee following a meeting on Thursday night. Yousuf, 37, was banned 'indefinitely by the PCB after leading Pakistan in its catastrophic tour of Australia earlier this summer. In protest, Yousuf retired from international cricket. However, after Pakistans batting flopped miserably in Nottingham where the visitors lost by 354 runs, the PCB was forced to recall Yousuf, who is one of Pakistans most successful test batsmen. Pakistan captain Salman Butt has warned that Yousuf alone will not be able to change the batting fortunes after his team was dismissed for 80 in the second innings in Nottingham.