Younis Khan set to coach Afghanistan

According to Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Atif Mashal, Younis Khan has agreed to coach the Afghan cricket team.

Younis Khan will retire from international cricket after the end of Pakistan's tour of West Indies.   -  AFP

Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan is set to join the Afghanistan national team as coach after he retires from international cricket at the end of the third Test against the West Indies, said Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chairman.

The ACB head Atif Mashal told a news channel here on Thursday that Younis, 39, had agreed to coach the Afghanistan team.

“We are currently finalising his contract,” Mashal added.

Several former Pakistan players have coached Afghanistan, including Inzamam-ul-Haq, Rashid Latif and pacer Kabir Khan.

Inzamam had resigned as Afghanistan’s head coach last year to become Pakistan’s chief selector.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said that the Board had plans for Younis and he would only disclose them after speaking to the former captain.

Younis became the first Pakistani batsman to score 10,000 Test runs during the first Test in the West Indies.

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

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