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PCB offers former Test captain Younis Khan opportunity to head High Performance Centre in Karachi

  • Press Trust of India
  • November 13th, 2020
  • 0:31:03 IST

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has offered former Test captain, Younis Khan the chance to head their High Performance Centre in Karachi besides working as batting consultant with the national team.

According to a reliable source in the board, Younis has been offered a full-time job as head of the HPC in Karachi at the National Stadium in addition to his role as batting consultant.

Younis Khan has been recently appointed Pakistan batting coach. AP

File image of Younis Khan. AP

Younis accompanied the Pakistan squad to England but took time out as batting consultant in the home series against Zimbabwe.

The former top batsman is slated to accompany the Pakistan squad again to New Zealand for the full tour.

Last year, the PCB had also held negotiations with Younis to work as head coach with the Pakistan junior and A teams or as batting coach at the High-Performance Centre in Lahore but the talks failed over apparent issues of authority and pay package.

The board eventually appointed former Test batsman, Ejaz Ahmed as head coach of the junior and A teams.

Younis is said to have undergone a dramatic change to his personality and temperament while with the Pakistan team in England and head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq is said to have conveyed only good words about him to the PCB.

Younis himself has admitted that after making some mistakes in the past due to his temperament he has changed and mellowed down in life as he wants to contribute to Pakistan cricket by passing on his experience to the youngsters.

Updated Date: November 13, 2020 00:31:03 IST

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