Younis Khan yells to team mates after damaging his bat during a Test match. File / Reuters
Gulf Today Report
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and national men's team batting coach Younis Khan on Tuesday ‘mutually’ parted ways, seven months after the former batsman had accepted a two-year contract.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) declined to comment on the reasons Younis quit just days before the national team is due to leave for England to play a limited-overs series.
Younis was appointed last November on a two-year contract until the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in 2022.
"It is sad to lose an expert of the stature and experience of Younis Khan,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said in a statement on Tuesday. "Following a series of discussions, we both have reluctantly but mutually and amicably agreed that it was time to move in different directions.”
Both the PCB and Younis have agreed to not make any further comment on the reasons for the former captain’s departure, the official said said. The PCB official said that the cricket board looked forward to Younis "sharing his vast knowledge with the emerging cricketers.”
The Pakistan squad is set to leave on Friday for three one-day internationals and three T20s in England. Pakistan will later tour West Indies for five T20s and two Test matches.
The PCB said the team will be without batting coach in England and a decision would be made on a replacement for the tour of the West Indies.
Karachi: Karachi Kings defeated Quetta Gladiators by seven wickets in the opening match the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Saturday. Arshad Iqbal was the wrecker-in-chief as he accounted for the three dismissals, conceding only 16 runs in his three overs to help Kings set up a thumping win in the first match and set the tone for the tournament.
Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has said the logistical challenge of keeping 16 teams in a bio-secure bubble to limit the risk of COVID-19 makes staging the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia this year "impossible".
Mohammad Hafeez was the top scorer with a 62-ball 84 as Babar Azam (63 off 66) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (55 of 44) also scored half centuries. England will need to pull off the highest successful run chase in World Cup history if they are to win this game.
Organised under the aegis of Dubai Sports Council, the events attracted more than 25,000 in-person spectators, including thousands of boisterous supporters at the IPL finale.
The highly-anticipated card will take place at MotoSpace on Friday, November 26, and will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
In addition, on December 4th and 5th, fans will be able to watch the “Sleeping Beauty” ice show, directed by Olympic figure skating champion, Tatiana Navka, the Olympic champion in figure skating.