Mohammad Yousuf appointed Pakistan U-19 head coach

Mohammad Yousuf appointed Pakistan U-19 head coach
LAHORE, Nov 18 (APP):The Pakistan Cricket Board Saturday appointed former Test captain Mohammad Yousuf head coach of the Pakistan U-19 cricket team.
Yousuf’s first assignments in the role include the 2023 ACC U19 Asia Cup in the UAE from 8 to 17 December and the 2024 ICC U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka from 13 January to 4 February.
Yousuf, who has previously served as batting coach of the Pakistan Men’s Team and at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, is one of Pakistan’s most distinguished batters. He scored 7,530 Test and 9,720 ODI runs in a career spanning from 1998 to 2010 and holds the record for the most Test runs in a calendar year when he amassed 1788 runs in the format in 2006.
Mohammad Yousuf, acknowledging the honor bestowed on him, said, “I am pleased to join as Pakistan U19 head coach and feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to contribute to Pakistan cricket by PCB Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf.
“I am eagerly looking forward to the upcoming U19 Asia Cup and ICC U19 World Cup tournaments, which are crucial to the players’ growth and we will be aiming to do our best in these events.
“Having the privilege of working with the senior men’s side, I will bring my coaching experience to the U19 set-up, providing a nurturing environment for the young talents to thrive and make a mark on the international level.
“Harnessing skills of young players is crucial for Pakistan cricket and I am dedicated to fulfilling my responsibility in helping identify, improve and nurture future stars,” the former star batsman added.
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