Yousuf has confirmed it. The rumour was still laughed off when it had come up earlier after the PCB had handed out the shocking bans to Yousuf and Younis. But I got suspicious again when Yousuf, unlike Shoaib Malik, Rana Naved, Younis and Shahid Afridi, did not take the chance to appeal against the punishment.
The PCB has virtually frozen him out and Pakistan have lost their most valuable test batsman, who still had some more years of good test cricket inside him. He wasn't a pristine angel, but everybody outside Pakistan had taken the friendly and funny guy to their hearts. I am speechless for now, thank you Ijaz Butthead.