The alleged misconduct of a cricket board officer in Pakistan with Eunice Khan led the former captain to leave his position as coach of the national team before the tour in England.
An extremely reliable source close to the PCB told PTI that Eunice wanted to join the team’s bio-balloon a few days later and that a conversation with a board employee led to his resignation as a cotton coach.
“The real and factual reason is that Eunice asked PCB to allow him to join the mandatory bio-balloon for the tour in England after a few days delay, as he had to undergo complex dental treatment in Karachi,” the source said.
“Younis had gone down to Lahore for three days to attend the conditioning camp set up at the High Performance Center for the England tour.
“But when it was announced that all players and officials would have to start quarantine on July 20 before boarding a flight to England, Younis asked the PCB to allow him to return to Karachi and undergo dental treatment and gave him permission to join the team late, “the source added.
He revealed that a PCB employee with whom Younis spoke told him clearly that he could not join late or would miss the series in England due to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the English and Welsh Cricket Council (ECB) for quarantine. protocols.
“Obviously, things got heated during the conversation when the employee told Eunice that he should then just go to the West Indies, as his request could not be granted at such a late stage,” the source revealed. He said that after an exchange of words, Younis also lost his temper and told the PCB employee that it was better not to go on tour to England and the West Indies.
“Later, PCB chairman Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan also spoke with Younis to resolve the issue, but the former captain, who is known to be temperamental, said he did not want to continue working as a coach. watts, “the source said.
Another source close to Eunice also revealed that while it is true that Eunice had disagreements with several players in South Africa over their attitude and professionalism, this is not the reason for his resignation as a cotton coach.
“In general, he got along with all the players on the team, as they had a lot of respect for his work ethic.”
“The truth is that Eunice was not particularly happy with the progress of the team and the batsmen, as well as with the fact that some of the batsmen he thought should be in the squad were not considered for selection.
“Bottomline Younis was unhappy with the way things were going and wanted to get out of his coaching position, and when there was disagreement about joining the team late, he got the chance to retire.”
PCB is yet to announce a replacement for Younis, although the Pakistani team has reached England for their series of white balls.