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Monday Apr 19 2021

Pak vs Zim: Bowling Coach Waqar Younis to be unavailable for series

Pakistan's bowling coach Waqar Younis ad his wife can be seen in this photo. — Twitter/DrFaryalWaqar/File

  • Younis leaves for Australia as his wife will undergo surgery.
  • Bowling coach will not be available for Zimbabwe series, says PCB.
  • Tour starts with the opening T20I at Harare Sports Club on April 21.

Pakistan's Bowling Coach Waqar Younis will not be available for the Men In Green's series upcoming cricket against Zimbabwe, the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) media manager said Monday.

The PCB official said Younis had to leave immediately for Australia as his wife is set to undergo surgery after Ramadan. "He had to leave urgently as a 14-day quarantine is necessary after arriving at the country."

"Due to the given circumstances, Waqar Younis will be unable to render his services to the national team. He will resume his duties after returning to Pakistan from Australia," he said.

The media manager said the bowling coach had also departed for Pakistan during the recent series against New Zealand to spend time with his family.

The tour to Zimbabwe starts with the opening T20 International at Harare Sports Club on April 21.

The second game will be played on 23rd and the third on the 25th. The first of the two Tests will be played from April 29.