LAHORE Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi and former captain Younus Khan Tuesday filed separate appeals with the Pakistan Cricket Board against their three million rupees fine and ban respectively. Yes we have got an appeal from Shahid on Tuesday and we will be sending all appeals filed by the players to the governing board and then the appellate tribunal for further action, PCBs legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi said. Before Afridi, Rana Naved and the Akmal brothers, Kamran and Umar, had filed appeals against their punishments. Former captain Younus Khan was also expected to finally submit an appeal with the board through his lawyer against the indefinite ban imposed on him. A board official said that the appeal papers of Younus were received by the board and it will be presented before the governing board for further consideration. Butt terms MCC deal as historic Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Ijaz Butt described the deal between PCB and Marylebone Cricket Club as historic, under which the MCC will sponsor their Test and one-day series against Australia in England later this year. The MCC, first time in its 223-year history, will sponsor an international series with the first Test between Pakistan and Australia commencing at Lords on July 13. It is a very historic moment for PCB to enter into a unique relationship with MCC as sponsors of the series between Pakistan and Australia, Butt said. The club has come forward to support this series wholeheartedly which speaks of their commitment towards cricket. I am hopeful that this relationship will further strengthen the ties between PCB and MCC, he added. The PCB had apprehensions initially about awarding the sponsorship to MCC because its long-term clients included legalised betting and alcohol companies both of which are banned in Pakistan. But sources said the England and Wales Cricket Board and MCC had informed the PCB that they were getting the best deal from the partnership with MCC who had to accommodate its long term sponsor partners. The Pakistan-Australia series is being played in England because foreign teams have refused to tour Pakistan due to the security situation. Pakistan will also play England in a four-Test series after they finish their series against Australia and the PCB is hoping to earn approximately $5.5 million from the two rubbers. The PCB will be paid a participation fee of $3.6 million to play four Tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 matches against England and is guaranteed a minimum of $1.9 million earnings from the two Tests and two Twenty20 matches against Australia. According to a Memorandum of Understanding between the PCB and the ECB, there will be no reciprocal tour by England to Pakistan. The PCB has declared in the MoU that Englands next visit to Pakistan would be in January-February, 2012 under the current FTP and Pakistan will pay a return visit to England in 2015. Pakistan would also be paid 68,635 pounds after the conclusion of their tour to England as settlement of all amounts outstanding from the 2006 Pakistan tour to England. We are doing our best but dont call us favourites: Bari Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Operating Officer Wasim Bari said on Tuesday that no team was favourite in the Twenty20 format of the game. Talking to a group of journalists here Tuesday, Wasim Bari said that not team can be termed as favourite in the T20 version of the game. The national cricketers are doing their best in the camp training and high hopes are attached with the team during the World T20 which starts later in the month in the West Indies, he added. He further said that the injury report of Umar Gul and Yasser Arafat has been received and the final decision will be taken after the doctors report after the MRI tests. However, the decision will be taken before April 18. He said that all the players have been provided with all the facilities required for training and now it all depends on the players how they excel in the championship. On security issues, he said that the time the situation improves international cricket will return to Pakistan and the PCB is also trying its best to bring in the foreign team to play in Pakistan. He further said that the team has busy schedule in the coming six to eight months and due to that, they wont be able to play home series against any team including Afghanistan. Bari said that he started work on providing grounds to Faisalabad and Sialkot regions. He said in order to shun the controversies on ball-tempering and wrong umpiring in domestic cricket, a monitoring team is being constituted. Bari said that construction work at Rawalpindi Stadium is being done on priority basis and by August the work at Gaddafi Stadium would start again.