Bowling coach Waqar to miss Zimbabwe series due to wife’s surgery


Harare: Pakistan men’s team bowling coach Waqar Younis has decided to leave Zimbabwe’s tour and travel back to Australia immediately because of his wife’s surgery. 

The 49-year-old Waqar, who lives in Sydney, will leave the team today while his wife Faryal Waqar will undergo surgery after Ramadan.

According to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Waqar is leaving early as he will have to quarantine for 14 days in line with Australian Government COVID-19 protocols.

It must be noted Pakistan team has already reached Harare to play T20Is and two Tests. The T20I series starts from April 21, followed by two matches on April 23 and 25.

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