Waqar relinquishes Pakistan role

Waqar Younis has stepped down as Pakistan coach following the team’s disappointing ICC World Twenty20 campaign in India.

Pakistan crashed out of the tournament after group-stage defeats to India, New Zealand, and Australia, with their only win coming in their tournament-opener against Bangladesh.

A statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board read: “Waqar Younis has publicly resigned from his position and the PCB will now initiate the process of inducting a new coach for Pakistan team.

“For this purpose a panel is being formed comprising of Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja to assist in finding a replacement for Waqar at the earliest.”

News of Waqar’s departure came a day after Shahid Afridi resigned as T20 captain, but said he would continue playing for Pakistan.

Afridi has been replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed.

Pakistan are now on the lookout for a new coach after Waqar Younis stepped down

Source: ECB

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