The Pakistan cricket board (PCB) said that Younis Khan will continue as the men’s batting coach of Pakistan cricket team until the Twenty20 World Cup in 2022.
According to media reports, the PCB has stated this in statement on Thursday.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan has said that the PCB will also be utilising Younis Khan’s expertise and skills when he’s not on national duty as he will help local batsmen hone their skills. He said that this is part of the PCB’s strategy to appoint highly-qualified and respected coaches across all major centres of the country so that we can start producing cricketers who can represent Pakistan with distinction.
The cricket board further in the statement that the appointment of Younis will be until, at least the 2022 T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November.
Younis Khan has said that he was pleased to take up the job on a long-term basis. He said that he is particularly happy that his scope of work has been extended beyond the national duties.
It is pertinent to mention here that the former captain Younis Khan is the only Pakistani batsman in Test cricket’s 10,000-run club, he 10,099 runs and 34 hundreds in 118 Tests, and also played 265 one-dayers and 25 T20 internationals for Pakistan.
Younis Khan also accompanied the national cricket team on their tour of England this summer.