Lahore, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially announced the appointment of former Test captain Mohammad Yousuf as the head coach of the Pakistan U19 cricket team. Yousuf, a renowned figure in Pakistani cricket, will embark on his new role with upcoming significant tournaments, including the 2023 ACC U19 Asia Cup in the UAE and the 2024 ICC U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
According to Pakistan Cricket Board, Mohammad Yousuf, who has had an illustrious batting career and previous coaching experience with the Pakistan Men’s Team and the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, is poised to bring a wealth of knowledge to the U19 team. Yousuf, known for his exceptional batting prowess, has scored 7,530 Test and 9,720 ODI runs during his career from 1998 to 2010. He notably holds the record for the most Test runs in a calendar year, with 1788 runs scored in 2006.
In his statement, Mohammad Yousuf expressed his honor in taking up the head coach position and his enthusiasm for the upcoming U19 Asia Cup and ICC U19 World Cup. He emphasized his commitment to utilizing his experience in nurturing young talent and helping them make their mark on the international stage. Yousuf’s appointment is seen as a significant move by the PCB to enhance the development of young cricketers in Pakistan, ensuring the continuous growth and success of cricket in the country.