Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have appointed former Test batsman Ijaz Ahmed as the head coach of the U19 cricket team on a three-year contract. Ijaz will look after the Pakistan U19 team, A team and U16 side. Ijaz has been involved in coaching since 2009, serving as the head coach for Pakistan A and U19 sides. He also took up the head coach role with the national men’s side (in 2010) during his stint as an assistant coach.
“I am thankful to the PCB for trusting me with the important responsibility of grooming and nurturing the future stars of Pakistan cricket. Junior cricket is a lifeline for any cricketing nation; as it sees talented youngsters graduate to senior cricket and carry forward the legacy of some of the greatest cricketers this proud nation has produced,” Ijaz Ahmed said.
According to the PCB, the appointment procedure was looked after by Director Academies Mudassar Nazar and PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan.