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Muhammad Yousaf appointed as Pakistan’s U19 Head Coach

He has previously served as batting coach of the Pakistan Men’s Team and at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

Muhammad Yousaf has been appointed as Pakistan’s U19 Head Coach!

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday confirmed the appointment of former Test captain Mohammad Yousuf as head coach of Pakistan U19.

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, PCB notified in a press release.

Yousuf, one of Pakistan’s most distinguished batters, has previously served as batting coach of the Pakistan Men’s Team and at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

Following his appointment, PCB quoted Mohammad Yousuf saying: “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 the Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr 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 had 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 the 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.”

Representing Pakistan, Yousaf scored 7,530 Test and 9,720 ODI runs in a career spanning from 1998 to 2010.

He also holds the record for the most Test runs in a calendar year when he amassed 1788 runs in the format in 2006.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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