DateLine: 21st August 2011
Media Release - 21 August 2011
Pakistan Cricket Board considers it appropriate to rebut the reports in certain media suggesting that resignation of Waqar Younis, the Coach of National Team is due to some differences with PCB officials or selection committee.
Subhan Ahmad, COO PCB while commenting said: "Waqar contacted the board a few days back and requested to be relieved from national duty on his personal reasons including the reasons pertaining to his health. Although it was a tough decision for the board to make yet we understand his position. His services for Pakistan both as a player and as the coach are enormous. We wanted him to continue with the rebuilding of the team but then he has to leave. Everyone should respect his personal priorities. PCB wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
Waqar Younis said: "It is unfortunate that these stories appeared despite the fact that I presented myself to media and talked in detail on the reasons of my resignation. Working with Pakistan team is an honor and I enjoyed being part of it. I have my personal reasons to resign and all the stories about my differences with anyone are absolutely incorrect. When you work as a team there can be a difference of opinion but that happens anywhere. I want to reiterate again that my resignation is purely on his personal reasons and all other suggestions are totally unfounded. I thank PCB for their support and understanding. I will be available again to serve Paksitan as soon as i settle my personal problems."
(Article: Copyright © 2011 Pakistan Cricket Board)