Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan men’s national cricket team batting coach Younis Khan on Tuesday stepped down as the batting coach. He made the announcement ahead of Pakistan’s tour of England.
PCB has appointed Younis Khan last year in November ahead of Pakistan’s tour of England to join head coach Misbah ul Haq, bowling coach Waqar Younis and spin-bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed. He was appointed on a two-year contract until the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Both the board and the former cricketer mutually agreed to part ways.
PCB did not disclose the reason behind the sudden announcement but said that the decision was taken after much discussion.
“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,” said PCB chief executive Wasim Khan.
“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,” added Wasim.
Subsequently, Pakistan men’s cricket team will be without a batting coach while traveling to the United Kingdom. The board will appoint Younis Khan’s replacement ahead of the West Indies tour in due course.
Pakistan men’s national cricket team is due to tour England for white-ball series comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is starting from 25 June to 20 July. It will then be followed by Pakistan tour of West Indies commencing from 21 July and concluding on 24 August during which the teams will square off in five T20Is and two Tests.