No conspiracy behind Waqar's resignation: PCB

Published: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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No conspiracy behind Waqar's resignation

Lahore, Aug 21: Pakistan Cricket Board today made it clear that Waqar Younis' resignation as head coach of the national team has nothing to do with the recent sacking of the support staff but was a personal decision related to family and health reasons.

In a surprise development, Waqar today announced at a press conference that he will quit the post at the end of the Zimbabwe tour.

PCB Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed said that Waqar had informed Board Chairman Ijaz Butt about his decision some days back and there was "no conspiracy theory behind his resignation".

"The reason we told him to announce his resignation at a press conference was to clear the situation and dispel any impressions there might be other reasons for his resignation," Ahmed told PTI.

Ahmad said Waqar had informed Butt 10 days back that he was facing some family and health issues and he had been away from home for long time.

"We understand his position and we are really thankful to him that he agreed to continue for the Zimbabwe tour. We would have liked him to continue as coach and fulfill his contract but he has his personal reasons for his decision," the PCB official stated.

Ahmad clarified that the recent changes in the team management had nothing to do with Waqar's decision.


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