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    Younis signs for Surrey, BCCI bars Piyus

    Surrey\'s professional cricket manager Chris Adams feels Younis will have a \"positive influence\" on the side.

    London: Pakistan's suspended former captain Younis Khan has signed to play for Surrey in all competitions until mid-July.

    Younus has been banned indefinitely from playing for Pakistan after he was ruled to be guilty of team "infighting" during Pakistan's tour of Australia earlier this year.

    The 32-year-old batsman is expected to join Surrey next week. He will not be joined by India's Piyush Chawla at The Oval, Surrey revealed. The leg-spinner has been refused permission by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

    Surrey's professional cricket manager Chris Adams feels Younis will have a "positive influence" on the side.

    "Bringing world class players such as Younis here will have a very positive effect on the side," Adams was quoted as saying in the Guardian.

    "As well as benefiting from the weight of runs, we hope he will bring, we have a number of young batsman who will doubtless benefit greatly from being able to train and play alongside him."