Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and men’s national cricket team’s batting coach Younis Khan have parted ways after the former cricketer and the board mutually decided to end their partnership. Younis donned the coach’s hat in November last year on a two-year contract, till the Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
The development was confirmed by PCB chief executive Wasim Khan who thanked Younis for his contribution to Pakistan cricket.
“It is sad to lose an expert of the stature and experience of Younis Khan. Following a series of discussions, we both have reluctantly but mutually and amicably agreed that it was time to move in different directions.
“I want to thank Younis Khan for his contributions during his short stint as the Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s batting coach and hope he will remain available to assist the PCB by sharing his vast knowledge with the emerging cricketers.”
The PCB and Younis Khan have agreed not to make any public revelations about the reason for veteran’s departure. The development means that the Pakistan team will board the flight to the UK without a batting coach. The appointment of the new batting coach will be made in due course. The Men in Green are set to play three ODIs and as many T20Is against England before crossing swords with West Indies in five T20Is and two Tests.
Younis Khan’s first assignment at the helm was the New Zealand tour where the visitors were humbled 2-0 by the Kiwis. They then defeated South Africa in Test and T20I series at home before winning the ODI and T20I series in South Africa. Younis’ last assignment with the team was the Zimbabwe tour where Pakistan returned with resounding success.
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