Younis Khan steps down as the coach of Pakistan

Former Pakistani captain Younis Khan has decided to step down as the coach of Pakistan for an unspecified reason after the Pakistan cricket board said Younis khan has exited as the coach of the Pakistan cricket team. 

He was on a two year contract to be the coach of Pakistan which would have ended until ICC T20 World cup. He has stepped down before the end of his contract. 

Although no reason has been specified as to why he stepped down as the coach of the Pakistan but it is learnt that he was happy with his role as the coach, he wanted the greater say in the team selection, but he was denied that. He was disappointed with the way the national team was being prepared for future endeavors, so he decided to step down. 

Pakistan was due to start a tour of the UK from June 25 to July 20 for three ODIs and three T20s. Later on, it will depart for the West Indies for 5 T20s and 2 Tests where it will remain from 21 July and 24 August. 

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said it was sad to lose an expert of the stature and experience of Younis.

“Following a series of discussions, we both have reluctantly but mutually and amicably agreed that it was time to move in different directions,” he added.

“…hope he will remain available to assist the PCB by sharing his vast knowledge with the emerging cricketers.”

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

Yousin khan who remains Pakistan’s highest run getter in the test with over 10, 000 runs has had a series of problems in his career with Pakistan’s Cricket establishment. 

In the 2007, he refused to captain the pakistan team in the Champions trophy after he was refused a meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

In 2009, after some players objected to his captaincy, he resigned from the post of Pakistan cricket captaincy. 

Towards the end of his career, he returned the cash given to him after he was not meted out the right treatment by the authorities.