Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan and PCB part ways ahead of overseas tours of England and West Indies
He was appointed in November last year on a contract scheduled to run till the 2022 T20 World Cup
Khan was appointed ahead of Pakistan’s tour of England last year to join head coach Misbah ul Haq, bowling coach Waqar Younis and spin-bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed in the team management. That was also his first appointment with the PCB since his retirement in 2017.
Pakistan had mixed results since he took over as batting coach. In five overseas Tests in England and New Zealand, Pakistan drew two and lost three before beating South Africa across formats – both home and away – followed by a successful tour to Zimbabwe.
Khan’s integration into the Pakistan coaching set-up hadn’t been straightforward, as the former batsman had turned down the PCB on two previous occasions. The board had earlier tried to rope him in to work at the development level at the NCA, but those talks didn’t materialise into anything concrete. Then, in May 2019, Khan was close to taking up a role as the country’s Under-19 coach, but that plan, too, did not come to pass. One of the sticking points, ESPNcricinfo had reported, had to do with finances, while the other was with the job profile, as the PCB had proposed for Khan to be only a mentor and coach, while the former captain wanted a bigger say in the national team’s selection as well.
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