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Younis Khan declines U-19 coaching role

Younis Khan declines U-19 coaching role

Pakistan’s former captain, Younis Khan has declined the offer to coach his country’s Under-19 team after the negotiations with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) broke down. The reason for this was that PCB refused to accept his demand of being appointed the chief selector of the side simultaneously.

Pakistan tried to follow the footsteps of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), when they appointed Rahul Dravid as the head coach for U-19 national team and India A side in a bid to groom the next generation of cricketers.

"The idea was to have a high-profile cricketer work with the junior players on a long-term basis instead of the old practice of having lesser known names attached to the Pakistan under-19 side," a PCB official said.

According to the reports, PCB turned down Younis' demand as a dual role of a chief selector and head coach would have led to a conflict of interest. Younis played 118 Tests, 265 ODIs and 25 T20Is and amassed over 10000 runs in the longest format.