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Younis Khan steps down as Pakistan batting coach

Lahore, Jun 22 (UNI) Younis Khan has stepped down as Pakistan’s batting coach, with the former cricketer and the PCB mutually agreeing to part ways, the board announced on Tuesday.

Younis was appointed as batting coach last November and had a two-year contract with the PCB which would have ended after the ICC T20 World in 2022.

While the reasons for Younis’s departure have not been revealed, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s chief executive Wasim Khan said the decision was reached after much discussion.

“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.

With Younis cutting ties with the team, Pakistan will now travel to England without a batting coach, leaving head coach Misbah-ul-Haq with added responsibilities.

‘Pakistan men’s national cricket team will travel to the United Kingdom without a batting coach, while the decision to appoint Younis Khan’s replacement for the West Indies tour will be made in due course,’ a PCB statement said.

After the conclusion of the PSL, the Pakistan players will head to the UK on June 25 for a series of three ODIs and three T20Is, which will take place from July 8-20.

Pakistan will leave for the Caribbean after the England assignment to play five ODIs and two Tests against West Indies from July 27 to August 24.

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