BELFAST / KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked coach Waqar Younis, who is currently in Ireland with the team, to return to Pakistan and explain his position over differences with former captain Shahid Afridi, Express 24/7 reported on Tuesday.
Sources have said that Younis’s wife is not well and the coach wished to travel to Australia to see her. The board has asked him to come to Pakistan first.
Team manager Intikhab Alam has sent an initial report on Afridi to the board.
All praise for the team
Younis praised Pakistan for a “wonderful job” after they shrugged off the cold to complete a 2-0 one-day international series away to Ireland at Stormont.
“This game could have been dodgy for us but everybody chipped in,” said the coach.
“Coming straight from the West Indies to such cold weather, it is never easy to change suddenly, with so little time, but the boys did a wonderful job and stuck to their task to the end of this last game,” Younis added.
“We are all looking forward to the rest which will do wonders for us, because we have had eight months on the road, then we will be ready to pick it up again against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and England.”
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