Islamabad: Former captain Younis Khan has been appointed as the batting coach of the Pakistan men's team until the 2022 T20 World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Thursday.
Pakistan batting legend Younis, who travelled with the team to England earlier this year in the same capacity, has now been appointed on a full-time basis. Alongside working with batsmen in the national setup, he will also help develop them at the domestic level.
"I felt honoured when I was given the opportunity this summer and thoroughly enjoyed my time, and I now look forward to continuing the work with the same group of people on an important tour of New Zealand," said Younis, who is Pakistan's only batsman to score over 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
"I am particularly happy that my scope of work has been extended beyond the national duties. I am equally interested and keen at working at the domestic level by identifying potential batsmen and then helping them improve their skills," he added.Meanwhile, PCB also appointed former Test spinner Arshad Khan as the bowling coach of the women's team for a period of one year.
Arshad, who played 67 matches for Pakistan and took 88 international wickets, will help newly appointed head coach David Hemp with the bowling side of things in the women's team.
"This is an excellent opportunity to be working with women cricketers alongside David Hemp as we aim to collectively lift our national team in the upper half of the women's draw," he said.
"When I look around at a big number of former international cricketers involved in the present set-up, it motivates me to not only prove my worth but also justify the faith imposed on me," he added.(UNI)