Pakistan's batting coach Younis Khan has quit from his role after serving for seven months on the post. Notably, he was appointed to guide the batsmen of the national side until the 2022 T20 World Cup. Additionally, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also had an option to consider extending his contract beyond 2022. He was expected to be asked to serve for a further one year till 2023 ODI World Cup after his contract. However, as per the latest update, PCB and Younis have decided to part ways.
Termination of Younis' contract a "mutual" decision
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan clarified in a statement that the duo of Younis Khan and the apex cricket body of the nation parted ways following a "mutual" agreement.
“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 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,” he added.
However, the reasons for Younis’ departure from the national side hasn't been revealed yet.
Pakistan to tour England without batting coach
PCB in its statement said that Younis' replacement will be announced later when Pakistan will be touring the West Indies. Before that the Breen Brigade will take a flight to the United Kingdom which will see them travelling without a batting coach. Pakistan are slated to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in England starting July 8 with the last match being played on July 20. They will then move to West Indies for five T20Is and two Tests starting July 27.
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