Lahore (Web Desk): Former captain and Pakistan men’s national cricket team batting coach Younis Khan and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mutually agreed to part ways, a statement by the board said on Tuesday.
Commenting on the development, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said “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 statement added.
Both PCB and Younis Khan have agreed to 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 (UK) without a batting coach, while the decision to appoint Younis Khan’s replacement for the West Indies tour will be made in due course.
The Pakistan men’s national cricket team will tour the UK from June 25 to July 20 for three One-day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), while the West Indies tour will be from July 21 to August 24 where the visiting team will feature in five T20Is and two Tests.
Younis Khan was appointed to coach men’s batting in November 2020 on a two-year contract that was scheduled to run till the T20 World Cup in 2022.