On Tuesday, former captain Eunice Khan stepped down as Pakistan’s coach in a surprise decision, which the cricket board said was agreed “reluctantly but amicably”, although no reasons were given.
The Pakistan team is set to embark on a UK tour from June 25 to July 20 for three ODIs and three T20Is. The team will then travel to the West Indies from July 21 to August 24 to participate in five T20Is and two tests.
“The Pakistani national cricket team will travel to the UK without a coach until the decision to appoint Eunice Khan’s deputy for the West India tour is made in a timely manner,” a statement from Pakistan’s cricket board said two days before the team’s departure. .
The announcement was followed by speculation that Eunice himself had decided to leave the position because he was unhappy with his role and wanted a bigger word on selection.
According to a source, he was not happy with the way the national team is preparing for the future. Eunice was appointed last November with a two-year contract to the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup.
PCB CEO Wassim Hahn said it was sad to lose Younis’ growth and experience expert.
“After a series of discussions, we both reluctantly but mutually and amicably agreed that it was time to move in different directions,” he added. “… I hope he will remain available to help the PCB by sharing his vast knowledge with emerging cricketers.”
Both PCB and Younis have agreed not to comment further on the reasons for the former captain’s departure, the board said in a statement.
Eunice, who remains Pakistan’s best tester with more than 10,000 tracks, has had a fair share of his cricket problems.
In 2007, he refused to captain Pakistan’s Champions League trophy after not having time to meet with the PCB chairman. In 2009, he resigned as captain after some players rebelled against his leadership style. At the end of his career, he even returned a cash prize given to him by the PCB because he was not happy with the treatment provided by the authorities.