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Pakistan

Web Desk
June 22, 2021

Younis Khan steps down as batting coach of Pakistan cricket squad

Web Desk
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Former Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan. Photo: File

Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan has stepped down from his position after holding a series of discussion with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), a statement released in this regard said Tuesday.

Per the PCB statement,  Younis was appointed last year in November on a two-year contract until the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

Commenting on Younis's departure, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “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.”

Both PCB and Younis Khan have agreed not to make any further comment on the reasons for the former captain’s departure.

Pakistan men’s national cricket team will travel to the United Kingdom without a batting coach, while the decision to appoint Younis Khan’s replacement for the West Indies tour will be made in due course.

Pakistan men’s national cricket team will tour the United Kingdom from June 25 to July 20 for three ODIs and three T20Is, while the West Indies tour will be from July 21 to August 24 where the visiting team will be featured in five T20Is and two Tests.