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Legendary Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) offer to coach the country’s Under-19 team as his demand to be chief selector of the side at the same time was turned down, according to a board official.
It is understood that the PCB were keen to follow in India’s footsteps, where iconic batsman Rahul Dravid coaches the Under-19 team in order to groom and nurture future talent.
However, since the PCB declined Younis’ request to be chief selector of the Under-19 side while serving as coach, he turned down the position.
The official said that the board refused Younis’ demand as they thought there would be a conflict of interest.
“The idea was to have a high-profile cricketer work with the junior players on a long-term basis instead of the old practice of having lesser known names attached to the Pakistan Under-19 side,” the PCB official told the Press Trust of India as quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk.
“At the moment, it appears that Younis will not be working for the PCB as he has made it clear he wants total independence to work and get results with the junior team.”