Younis denies reports of becoming Afghan coach

The chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board Atif Mashal, on Thursday, said that Younis Khan had agreed to coach the Afghanistan team.

Younis Khan denied reports of him becoming Afghanistan's coach post-retirement.   -  AFP

Pakistan batting stalwart Younis Khan has ruled himself out of becoming Afghanistan's coach after retirement.

The chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board Atif Mashal, on Thursday, said that Younis had agreed to coach the Afghanistan team.

But Younis clarified that he hadn't accepted the offer.

“This was something that was discussed three years back and it has been revived again. But at present time I have not accepted any coaching offer. After I retire I will decide about my future assignments but presently coaching Afghanistan is not among them,” he said.

Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have not been very good in recent times and the Pakistan Cricket Board is also miffed with its Afghan counterpart for not agreeing to tour Pakistan.

Mashal has cited the present security situation in Pakistan for refusing to send the Afghan team here.

Pakistan has not hosted an international Test side since 2009 when terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

There has been media reports that the PCB wants Younis to work with the national under-19 team and prepare it for the coming ICC Youth World Cup.

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