Younis Khan quits as batting coach for Pakistan. Read why?

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Former Pakistan cricketer and batting coach Younis Khan (Image instagrammed by @younusk75)
Former Pakistan cricketer and batting coach Younis Khan (Image instagrammed by @younusk75)

Islamabad : Younis Khan has stepped down as the batting coach for the national cricket team of Pakistan, days before they are scheduled to visit England for cricket tour. Alleged misbehaviour of the Pakistan Cricket Board official had led him to decide that ways.

A highly reliable source close to the PCB told PTI that Younis wanted to join the team’s bio-bubble few days later and that conversation with a board official led to him stepping down as batting coach. 

“The real and factual reason is that Younis had asked the PCB to allow him to join the mandatory bio-bubble for the England tour after a few days’ delay as he had to undergo a complex dental treatment in Karachi, the source said. “Younis had come down to Lahore for three days to attend the conditioning camp set up at the High Performance Center for the England tour.

“But when it was announced that all players and officials will have to start quarantine from 20th July before boarding the flight to England, Younis requested the PCB to allow him to return to Karachi and undergo the dental treatment and give him permission to join the team late, the source added.

It has been learned that PCB official had made it clear to him that he cannot join late due to MoU with England. It is believed that things got heaten up during the conversation and Mr Khan left his position as batting coach.

“Later PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan also spoke to Younis to sort out the matter but the former captain who is known to be temperamental said he didn’t want to carry on working as batting coach any longer, said the source.