PCB all set to appoint Mohammad Yousuf as permanent batting coach: report

Mohammad Yousuf. — AFP/File
Mohammad Yousuf. — AFP/File

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint legendary batsman Mohammad Yousuf as permanent batting coach of the Green Shirts, well-placed sources said on Thursday.

The decision comes after Yousuf’s release from the position of batting coach at the National High-Performance Centre (NHPC), Lahore, the sources added.

The position of the new batting coach at the NHPC will be advertised soon. It has yet to be confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The national cricket governing body had roped in former Australian batter Matthew Hayden as a batting consultant for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, but he will not continue to work with the Green Shirts.

Sources said that he was made the Pakistan team’s temporary batting coach at the request of head coach Saqlain Mushtaq in the home series against Australia.

Yousuf is currently with the Pakistan Test team in Sri Lanka, where they secured victory over the hosts in the first match of the two-match Test series at Galle.

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