Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis will miss the second Check towards New Zealand beginning January 2. The previous pacer needs to spend time along with his household in Lahore, confirmed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a media launch.
The 2-match Check collection begins with a Boxing Day sport on December 26 on the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, adopted by the second Check on the Hagley Oval in Christchurch from January 2.
Waqar Younis had requested for depart to go residence after the Boxing Day Check, and was granted the identical. He’ll rejoin the squad for the house collection towards South Africa, beginning with the primary Check in Karachi on January 26.
The event comes quickly after Pakistan captain Babar Azam and opener Imam-ul-Haq had been dominated out of the primary Check towards New Zealand. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan will lead the guests in Babar Azam’s absence.
“Waqar had requested the staff administration to be granted depart in order that he can spend further time along with his speedy household, which will probably be in Lahore earlier than returning to Sydney, Australia, on January 17,” the PCB press launch learn.
Pakistan path the Kiwis 0-2 within the ongoing three-match T20I collection. They’re presently taking part in the ultimate T20I of the collection, earlier than the motion shifts to the longest format.
‘We wish our staff members to attain the proper work-life steadiness,’ says Pakistan supervisor
Pakistan supervisor Mansoor Rana expressed his assist for Waqar Younis’ depart, saying that the legendary quick bowler has not been along with his household since Pakistan left for England in June.
He added that the PCB prioritises its gamers’ households and assist employees for them to have the perfect work-life steadiness.
“Contemplating Waqar has not seen his household since June and that our residence collection towards South Africa, which follows the collection towards New Zealand, doesn’t end till February 14, we…have allowed him to return residence early in order that he can spend further time along with his spouse and kids.
“If he had returned to Lahore with the aspect after the second Check [against New Zealand], he would have solely obtained per week to spend with them. For all of us, households at all times come first and we have now prior to now made comparable exemptions in order that our staff members are in a position to obtain the proper work-life steadiness,” the Pakistan supervisor reasoned.
South Africa will tour Pakistan early subsequent yr to play two Assessments and three T20Is. Whereas the 2 Check matches will probably be performed in Karachi and Rawalpindi, all three white-ball video games will probably be performed on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Printed 22 Dec 2020, 12:35 IST