After Afridi, Waqar steps down as Pak’s head coach

Karachi: A day after Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi resigned from the job, head coach Waqar Younis has also announced that he is stepping down from his position.

The announcement comes days after Pakistan were crashed out of the World Twenty20 following three successive defeats against arch-rivals India, New Zealand and Australia in the group stages.

Declaring his resignation with a heavy heart, the 44-year-old considered Pakistan Cricket Board’s failure and leak of a confidential report after the team’s World T20 exit as a major reason behind his resignation three months before his contract expires.

Waqar insisted that he took the decision for the betterment of the Pakistan cricket, but added that he would always be available to help his country whenever require, the Dawn reported.

Earlier, Waqar had also questioned the PCB’s intentions on developing the sport in the country, criticizing them for keeping their focus only on securing their job.

He also targeted Executive Committee head Najam Sethi, saying that the latter had no interest in improving the dreadful situation of the team.

Meanwhile, Sethi branded Waqar’s remarks as `baseless` and said that he was quite disappointed by the head coach’s undignified behaviour.

The former pace spearhead had presented a strongly worded and detailed report to the PCB and to the fact-finding committee formed to assess Pakistan’s poor performance in the World Twenty20.

However, the disclosure of his report attracted the ire of Waqar, who questioned who was leaking information from the confidential reports. (ANI)

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