AFGHANISTAN: The former Pakistani cricket captain Mohammad Yousuf, belongs to Lahore, has applied for the post of Afghanistan cricket coach, nearly a month after Inzamam-ul-haq quit the role. According to analysts, the introduction of Tableegh to the Pakistani national cricket team has already destroyed the performance of Pakistani players. The analysts expect the same results for the young energies in Afghanistan.
The 41-year-old Test batsman, Mohammad Yousaf (former Yousaf Youhana) the Christian turned Muslim admitted that his agent had applied for the post, but added that he has not received any offer from the AFC, according to the local media reports.
Meanwhile, the Afghanistan Cricket Board officials have said they have received applications from different candidates and a final decision would be made after May 27.
Inzamam resigned from his post in mid-April considering his national obligations, pointing towards upheaval in Pakistan cricket.
Inzamam’s contract with the Afghanistan Cricket Board was renewed for a period of 1 year earlier in November last year but he left his duty without fulfilling the contract to the end.
He had originally agreed to coach Afghanistan on a temporary basis ahead of the ODI and Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe but the contract was renewed for one year after the Afghan team made history with back to back wins against Zimbabwe.
THE PASHTUN TIMES