Waqar steps down as Pakistan head coach

"I am resigning as the head coach of Pakistan cricket team," said Waqar after a meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan.

Waqar Younis requested that his dues should be invested in the development of the Pakistani domestic structure.   -  Reuters

Waqar Younis resigned as Pakistan’s head coach on Monday.

“I am resigning as the head coach of Pakistan cricket team,” said Waqar after a meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan. “I am stepping away with a heavy heart. I want to thank everyone with whom I have worked honestly for the last 19 months. I tried my best to help all the players become better versions of themselves,” he said.

The 44-year-old then requested that his dues should be invested in the development of the Pakistani domestic structure.

“I request the players, former and current, to take care of Pakistan cricket,” said Waqar. “My services will always be available for the country. Meanwhile, I have three months left till the expiry of my contract. I would request the PCB to invest remaining five to six millions rupees due to me into domestic cricket which lack sponsors.”