Waqar Younis steps down as Pakistan’s head coach


Waqar Younis has stepped down as the Pakistan head coach; he announced his decision after meeting the PCB Chairman, Shahryar Khan in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

Waqar Younis was under the fire due to poor performance of Pakistan in the Asia Cup and the World T20.

He was furious after his report leaked within hours that he prepared for the inquiry committee, he was gutted and constantly condemned the incident.

The former fast bowler of Pakistan said while talking to media that he is leaving the post of head coach with a heavy heart. A couple of days back, he stated that he wants to stay in the system to rectify things and he cannot do this without staying in the system.

He further said that last time he left Pakistani coaching due to some personal issues and at that time Ijaz Butt was said, now he is leaving again, but, this time he himself is sad.

According to Waqar, his contract with the PCB will expire in three months, however, he is stepping down now and want his next three months salary that sum up to around Rs. 5 to 6 million to be invested in the domestic circuit.

Waqar Younis went on to say, “No player power, In current situation its better to stay away from Pakistan Cricket for few years”.

The former Pakistani skipper, Waqar said he is leaving the post, but, he would like the board to work on his recommendations. Plus, he asked other ex-cricketers to join hands and work for the betterment of cricket in Pakistan.

Waqar Younis claimed that he is ready to work for Pakistan cricket in the future as well and that too at the lower level to help Pakistan cricket grow.

Yesterday, Shahid Afridi also took off his captaincy band, however, he didn’t announce retirement from the shortest format of the game and made himself available for Pakistan as a player.

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