Waqar resigns as Pakistan coach after World T20 failure


Waqar Younis has resigned as coach of Pakistan following their disappointing showings in the Asia Cup and World Twenty20.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the news on Monday and said that a panel, which will include Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram, is being formed to find a replacement for Waqar.

His resignation comes a day after Shahid Afridi stepped aside as T20 captain.

Pakistan won just three games across the Asia Cup and World T20, which they exited at the Super 10 stage, and Waqar subsequently presented a report criticising the PCB for not allowing him a say in the selection process and hitting out at Afridi's captaincy style.

Waqar was quoted by ESPNCricinfo as saying: "It's time to go. With disappointment and pain I would like to inform that I decide to resign as the Pakistan coach.

"In last 19 months of my job I was completely honest and didn't leave any stone unturned to help the team achieve the best but unfortunately we couldn't get the results.

"It was slightly unfair by the board the way the whole case had been handled as my report was leaked and none of the board officials tried to talk about all this.

"But in all this, I do not want all of you, including ex-cricketers, to forget my services to Pakistan cricket."

The PCB also revealed it has disbanded its selection committee and will announce a new committee in due course.