Former Pakistani batter Mohammad Yousuf has been named Pakistan U19 head coach, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) introduced on Saturday.
Yousuf, who represented Pakistan in 381 worldwide matches, is among the finest batters ever performed for the nation as he amassed 17,250 runs throughout two codecs (Check and ODIs).
“The Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed the appointment of former Test captain Mohammad Yousuf as head coach of Pakistan U19. Yousuf’s first assignments in the role include the 2023 ACC U19 Asia Cup in the UAE from 8 to 17 December and the 2024 ICC U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka from 13 January to 4 February,” the PCB stated in a press launch.
Speaking after his appointment as U19 coach, Yousuf thanked the PCB Administration Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf for offering him the chance to serve his nation.
“I’m happy to hitch as Pakistan U19 head coach and really feel honoured to have been given the chance to contribute to Pakistan cricket by Chairman PCB Administration Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf,” Yousuf stated.
“I’m eagerly wanting ahead to the upcoming U19 Asia Cup and ICC U19 World Cup tournaments, that are essential to the gamers’ development and we shall be aiming to do our greatest in these occasions.”
Yousuf then said that he’s devoted to aiding the younger gamers and can assist them to furnish their batting abilities.
“Having had the privilege of working with the senior males’s facet, I’ll carry my teaching expertise to the U19 set-up, offering a nurturing setting for the younger abilities to thrive and make a mark on the worldwide stage.
“Harnessing the skills of young players is crucial for Pakistan cricket and I am dedicated to fulfilling my responsibility in helping identify, improve and nurture future stars.”
It have to be famous that the PCB has been closely lively for the previous few days. Ever since earlier captain Babar Azam stepped down from captaincy on Wednesday (November 15), the PCB has employed new captains for T20Is and Check cricket and in addition modified the whole teaching panel.
Former cricketers Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Tanvir have been given necessary obligations because the staff prepares to embark on their journey to Australia to play a three-match Check collection.