The current batting coach of Pakistan, Younis Khan’s tenure has been extended by two years, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Thursday.

The former captain will continue as the men’s batting coach until the Twenty20 World Cup in 2022 in Australia, the country’s cricket board said.

Younis Khan was first hired as a batting consultant for Pakistan’s tour of England that took place in biosecure bubble conditions in August this year. He, however, opted to sit out of the recent white-ball series against Zimbabwe that was played in Rawalpindi. The former batsman will now be heading to New Zealand with the team.

“The PCB will also be utilising Younis Khan’s expertise and skills when he’s not on national duty as he will help local batsmen hone their skills,” PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said in a statement.

“This is part of the PCB’s strategy to appoint highly-qualified and respected coaches across all major centres of the country so that we can start producing cricketers who can represent Pakistan with distinction.”

The 42-year-old is the only Pakistan batsman in Test cricket’s 10,000-run club and is regarded as one of the best players to have come out of the country. He scored 10,099 runs and 34 hundreds in 118 tests, and also played 265 one-dayers and 25 T20 internationals for Pakistan.

Earlier this week, he was also offered a full-time role as head of PCB's High Performance Centre in Karachi.

Younis Khan said that he was pleased to take up the job on a long-term basis. “I am particularly happy that my scope of work has been extended beyond the national duties,” he added.

“I am equally interested and keen at working at the domestic level by identifying potential batsmen and then helping them improve their skills.”

Meanwhile, the PCB has also appointed former Test spinner Arshad Khan as Pakistan women’s national cricket team’s bowling coach for one year. Arshad played nine Tests and 58 ODIs, taking 32 and 56 wickets, respectively.
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