Pakistan Cricket Team Coach Waqar Younis has resigned from his post, Waqt News reported. While addressing a press conference Waqar said he was leaving with a ‘heavy heart’.
“I am resigning with a heavy heart,” he said.
“I offered my services for Pakistan throughout my life. I did my job for 19 months during my last tenure. I tried my best to work with full passion and hard work with all players but unfortunately it is not ending well.”
Waqar said three months were left on his contract and he wants the Pakistan Cricket Board to spend the money due for the betterment of Pakistan cricket.
“PCB owes me around Rs 0.5 to 0.6 million and I want to ask PCB to spend that money on First Class cricket of Pakistan,” he said. “The Cricket Board needs to seriously work on the system and with dedication, otherwise we will be saying the same things four or five years from now.”
Waqar said Pakistan cricket has touched its nadir and serious steps need to be taken for its revival.
The announcement comes a day after Shahid Afridi also announced that he is stepping down as the captain of the national T20 side, but would continue to play on. Earlier Waqar and Team Manager Intikhan Alam had submitted their reports, laying the blame for Pakistan’s dismal showing at the recently concluded ICC World T20 on Afridi.
Pakistan failed to qualify from the group stage in both the ICC World T20 and the Asia Cup in the past month. Before that they had suffered back to back series defeats against New Zealand and England.