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Younis Khan set to be appointed as Pakistan U-19 coach: PCB

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Former is set to be appointed as the head coach of the Under-19 team, a Board (PCB) source said here Sunday.

"A decision has been taken in this regard within the PCB but the announcement will be made soon after completing a few formalities," the source said.

Citing the example of Rahul Dravid, who is the coach of India Under-19 team, PCB had recently said that too needed to follow footsteps and hand over the charge of the nation's youth to former cricketers.

Besides, Younis will also be in charge of the as its chief.

"Younis will be given full powers as selector of the and he will be assisted by another former Test player, who is in line to be appointed as manager," the source said.

Both Younis and Nadeem are set to be appointed on long-term basis and are expected to work with the juniors until the next ICC Youth

"In the past there has been a tendency to change coaches and managers of the junior team after one or two series and this has hurt the progress and development of the junior players," the source said.

He said Younis himself had shown interest in working with the Under-19 players but made it clear that he would only take up the assignment if given full authority.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 17:20 IST